It's become a bit of a thing to have star interior designers and famous architects be the draw-card for selling off-the-plan apartments. Lately, several of these interiors stars are former fashion editors. Alex Perry lent his style to a hotel and apartment complex in Brisbane last year, and this new Surry Hills building is one of several property projects Collette Dinnigan has worked on since 2013 — when she took a step back from her fashion label.
Golf House, as the Surry Hills residential development is called, went to market late last month but is not scheduled for completion until April 2018. The design, which comprises of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments (ranging from $1.15 to $2.8 million) over seven storeys, is the result of a collaboration between Collette and architect Peter Israel, of PTI Architecture.
The personality and village vibe of Surry Hills has been an important influence for Peter. "There are so many aspects of Surry Hills that have inspired us; the earthy quality of Surry Hills, the use of brickwork and the simple symmetrical forms which proliferate Surry Hills. That traditional warehouse style of architecture fits perfectly with creating a home," he said.
True to the warehouse tradition, brick, copper and timber are the main materials used on the Golf House exterior. "We laboured over the details that take an apartment from just being a space, to being a home full of warmth and character," Peter said. "The copper detailing on the façade will have a strong, bold presence but it's the layout and flow of the residences that capture the natural light and the city views that create the joy we want this building to provide."
The apartments themselves definitely have the feel of being designed from the inside out, with living space and flow being the number one priority. While it's quite a wait for the completion date, have a peek at what's to come from the below pictures taken of the sales suite.