Before being purchased by its new owners, this home in Sydney’s prestigious Darling Point was a rundown building which had been unsympathetically converted into three apartments. Now beautifully restored, reconfigured and extended, thanks to the collaborative effort between Hancock Architects and Master Builder, Daniel Fielding, it’s once again a stunning single family residence that incorporates exquisite features that reflect its 1850’s heritage, skilfully combined with modern functional design.
The client’s brief to architect Tanya Hancock for this luxury home restoration was to embrace the original character of the home, taking advantage of the generously proportioned rooms whilst adding a contemporary design aesthetic that would complement the heritage features including sandstone walls and stunning stained glass windows.
In the kitchen the design aesthetic was developed around an antique workers bench that was purchased by the client and their desire for a kitchen that was both beautiful and durable – allowing the kitchen to be functional and used without worry of damaging surfaces. Stainless steel and brushed granite bench tops were chosen for their ‘almost indestructible’ qualities and minimalist cabinetry in an almost black veneer combined with handmade black tiles provide a contemporary contrast to the rustic timber workers bench and beautiful herringbone oak flooring by Antique Floors.
One of the original main rooms was converted to create the stunning master suite, utilising the area in front of a spectacular bay window with stained glass which overlooks the lush gardens to position the free-standing bath.
This luxury home restoration was featured in our Custom Homes Yearbook.