Composed of two apartments, this duplex in Potts Point, Sydney, NSW was renovated by Luigi Rosselli Architects, who demolished just 40% of the original structure to make it happen. The back of the house is where most of the construction happened to create a modern, four-story structure – a basement parking area, a ground floor apartment, and a two-story penthouse.
The front of the house kept its Queen Anne windows, wood shingles, and dark brickwork to remain tied to the street’s character, but once inside, a modern interior is unveiled. The floor plans are open and both apartments have outdoor space by way of terraces that offer views of the city.
The interiors were thoughtfully planned out to incorporate lots of storage for the homeowners. An eclectic mix of furnishings and art add life and make each space feel like a home.
A library was designed to provide space for the owner’s book collection right beside the Jacobs Ladder staircase that leads to a hatch door with access to the roof terrace.
All photos by Justin Alexander, except where noted.