Residential

Eureka Towers

High in the sky, in an iconic building – an efficient, effortless home against million dollar views.

Client

Disclosed

Architects

Photographer

Sonia Mangiapane

Status

Completed while director of meme

Our client gave us the keys to their Eureka Towers penthouse, engaging us to reform their outdated off-the-plan interior into a richly appointed den. We worked closely with them, establishing a fruitful collaborative relationship. They returned from their stint overseas to a fully styled apartment, to fit their lifestyle like a glove.

Interiors here are defined by comfort, quiet masculinity and thoughtful detail. Working to complement the panoramic vistas sprawling beyond generous windows, we designed bespoke joinery to house the client’s enviable collection of art and sculpture, including works by eminent ceramicist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott and renowned painter Charles Blackman.

We worked with dedicated art handlers to move, store and develop a working inventory of these artworks, to inform the proportion and form of spaces we designed. We also curated which works appeared throughout the home, which the client intended to rotate and shift over time.

Custom powder coated steel shelving line the cream-coloured living room walls, forming a fine, streamlined showcase for priceless pieces. A long, low lying console features a decorative inbuilt fireplace, burning low beneath an unobstructed view of mercurial metropolitan Melbourne. Underfoot, high density carpet in 100% wool and silk rug sits under a discerning furniture selection, including a B&B Italia sofa and classic Arco Flos light. In the bedroom, woven wallpaper introduces tactility in charcoal, a continuation of moody hues established within.

Den-like and insular, this project represented an exercise in elegant downsizing for a client looking to simplify their home environment, while maintaining an abundant lifestyle and connection to the urban locale.