This contemporary home designed by Josephine Hurley last year is a delicate balancing act between the old and ultra modern. Located on the top floors of a brick Edwards & Co. Ltd. building, the apartment enjoys big arched windows, brick walls, and a rooftop terrace.
An additional structure eats up some rooftop space, but provides more living quarters like a second living area, a bedroom, and a bathroom with sauna.
Inside the main structure, the interiors are are contemporary as well. Odd brick feature walls add dynamic to the white color scheme and wooden floors and paneling.
Thanks to the extension, the home has enough space for two kitchens, one of which is hidden behind stylish grey sliding walls, two dining areas, bike storage, and a grand piano, that greets guests right at the entrance.
All rooms are pretty storage-friendly. There is a cubby wall in the main living room, built-in storage in bedrooms, and special wall hangers for bicycles in the hallway.
This balance of raw brick and pristine white colors creates an inviting atmosphere in the apartment. Plenty of daylight pours inside each room, softening the clean contemporary lines. Lots of soft furnishings like coffee table poufs and wooden elements also promote a sense of homeliness without ever sacrificing style.
(Photography by Tom Ferguson)
Contemporary Home in Surry Hills, Australia