Set within the leafy back streets of Potts Point in St Neot Avenue – Grantham Apartment is a private oasis nestled amongst the vibrant, inner-city village of this Sydney harbourside suburb. The apartment block is aptly named Grantham in homage to the once grand residence of prominent early settlers, Grantham House, which occupied 5 acres of Potts Point and Woolloomooloo hill. Grantham House was demolished in 1937 to make way for the now established residential building upon which this apartment is located.
Grantham Apartment is quietly set at the rear of the building with idyllic treetop outlook and supreme north light filtering through an original sash window gallery wall that trickles through the heart of the apartment. The design focused on an increase in light and sense of space with work from home flexibility, improving flow and function between previously separated or enclosed spaces. Opening the plan allowed modern interventions to perfectly harmonise with the original bones of the apartment and spatially refine circulation.
The living space maintains a neutral tonal palette – heritage ceiling details, characteristic sash window framing, feature picture rail and paired warmth from natural materials like the spotted gum hardwood floor, timber batten ceiling details and introduction of Flos pendant lights for visual interest. The newly defined kitchen displays modern minimalism with stainless steel bench tops, bespoke dining table and integrated joinery.