Situated in the imposing Franconia Building – one of Sydney’s most renowned examples of original 1920s art deco structures – this renovated apartment is equal parts exuberant and stately. With a refined tonal palette of charcoals, navy and soft browns, this apartment embraces the philosophy of ‘ageing gracefully in place’. Seen, especially, through the use of Penza engineered flooring, this natural and aged oak-coloured grain in mid-brown tones delightfully offsets the apartments more contemporary aspects to provide an overall sense of visual and historical harmony. Laid in herringbone formation, the graphic nature of the flooring echoes the apartment’s classic art deco geometry.
Exquisitely curated essential furnishings, artwork and textural surfaces contribute to the space’s sense of elegant repose. Period features such as original cornice-work and architraves provide perfect balance with contemporary minimalist furniture and appliances. Overall, this delightfully realised renovation serves as an exquisite sanctuary to escape the melee of inner-city living.