The existing 1990s apartment had been well-used as a rental for the majority of its life and was in need of a makeover. Working closely with PHAB Architects, the TM Residential Projects team set about reworking and adapting the use of the small, tight spaces, creating an open plan living area to give the apartment a feeling of more space and size.
The apartment planning was reconfigured to take advantage of its magnificent city views; the walk-in kitchen was opened out to create a spacious cooking and dining experience, and the second bedroom was converted into a dual-use study and guest suite with a dedicated bathroom. An oversized sliding barn door covers a new opening into the study; either giving the space privacy or sharing its city views with the adjacent dining and living spaces.
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The former beige colour palette was replaced with materials like timber and stone, against a background of warm whites. A custom bookshelf made the most of a previously hidden void space, maximising storage and creating a focus for the entry hallway.
A new dropped ceiling conceals downlights and ducted air-conditioning, while window tinting and blinds mitigate the heating effects of the western sun.
The products and fittings were a collaborative effort by the client, the builder, and the architect, and were chosen to give the apartment a sense of light and warmth.
The result is a modernised apartment replete with superb style and function to better suit its spectacular positioning in one of Brisbane’s best riverside locations.