Amazing Architectural design, creative use of space and shape, an epic Australian art collection and a stunning view has resulted in this Apartment being named Australian House of the Year for 2016 in the Houses Awards. The Darling Point Apartment designed by Chenchow Little Architects was a project for a family wishing to downsize whilst keeping some features from the original family home only in a smaller footprint. This waterfront apartment embraces the geometry of the original 1970s apartment building.
The house is filled with Australian art, from the Esther Stewart piece that covers the entrance from the elevator to every panel you open and find hidden art installations. The main living space occupies the three structural bays, each with a different orientation and geometry, with openings that can be closed off but also used to frame views and provide connection between rooms.
Feast your eyes on the extensive American Oak joinery or the modular panels which allow different orientation and geometry to change the space as the owners wish.
Photography: Peter Bennetts