24 apartments delivered on Sydney’s waterfront.
The luxurious, harbour-side Kurraba Residences is now complete. Designed with a wrap-around curve of glass, residents of the 24 apartments will enjoy views of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and entire city skyline.
Phillip Mathieson, founder and director of Mathieson Architects, designed the interiors of all 24 apartments. This includes what he terms the ‘super-penthouse,’ since it occupies 430sqm over the two top floors and $1 million worth of furniture. “It’s got this amazing, wrap-around curve of glass which all opens up, so it’s almost like you’re sleeping on the prow of a ship.”
These curved projections not only create a unique aesthetic, but also maximise the view from every room, explained Josh Sanderson, Project Manager at RCC.
“The large curved windows presented a number of challenges as there was no curved sliding door system that met the water penetration requirements for the building, as well as the client’s brief for a slimline design to maximise the apartments views.”
“We partnered early with Meinhardt Group, our façade engineer, and Micos Group, our façade contractor, to develop and test the design. Local fabrication and assembly gave us closer control over the quality. We built full size prototypes offsite to test the design before installation,” said Josh. “This included several curved brick interfaces.”
Penthouse residents will enjoy spectacular views from their ensuite, which features a central bath and a striking, circular marble vanity carved and expertly honed from single blocks of Statuario marble. No detail in either design nor innovation has been spared, with landscaper Dangar Barin Smith installing real grass on the 226sqm terrace to complement the plunge pool and spa. RCC then craned 50 mature exotic plants onto the site as part of the expansive landscaping.”
“The project is a truly beautiful building from any angle inside and out,” said Sanderson. “It was a pleasure dealing with a client and design team that were so passionate about the project.”