Working Harbour

Harbourside Home Revisited

Once and a while we like to revisit projects from our past. So much work goes into the design of these homes – sometimes over many years – that they serve as both our portfolio of work, and a reference for future projects. Perched on the edge of the harbour overlooking Cockatoo Island, this beautiful home was designed by architect Timothy Moon with whom we’ve done a number of projects.

Our input was in the selection of furniture/furnishings and we also custom designed some of the furniture. By designing the staircase as an open ‘spine’ in the centre of the house, Moon ensured that the view is not blocked and is visible from every aspect. This creates a spectacular impact from the entry as you can see through to a number of levels – which appear to float – whilst the house itself feels solid with a sandstone base, rising from the harbourside.

On the balconies we selected open, casual furniture (Gervasoni INOUT teak from Anibou) in keeping with the architecture and so as to not block the view from inside. The colour palette is restrained, with a few accents of red, particularly evident in the entrance hall table – which we first saw at the Milan Fair 2007 – ‘Shogun’ designed by Roberto Lazzerone for Flexform Mood from Fanuli.

Photography by: Simon Kenny