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Kerry Chong Design building designer profile
Kerry Chong Design
32 Brisbane Terrace, Perth
Mobile: 0421 378 225
PERTH CBD APARTMENT
The brief was to transform an outdated, inner-city
apartment into one that celebrated the building’s
early 20th-century heritage and combined it
seamlessly with contemporary ideas of living.
Catering to young, working professionals,
the modest 51sqm apartment needed to radiate a
feeling of space and light, despite its deep interior
and small footprint.
The renovation involved gutting the apartment’s
interior, leaving an old timber joist ceiling, brick
walls and a concrete floor framing a beautiful
four-metre-high void – all qualities hard to find in
today’s new apartment developments.
To create a feeling of openness, Kerry did
without distinct rooms or doors and instead used
materials, form and changes in level to help define
the apartment’s spaces.
Upon entering, the bedroom and bathroom
are open to one another, with a change in level
and materiality in the bathroom defining the
space. A full-height mirror with a floating vanity
unit is not only a focal point, but also provides
privacy to the shower and toilet recesses behind.
The kitchen features a minimalist aesthetic
– reflective, black-gloss cabinetry weaves its
way around the room to frame the stainless
steel workspaces and create a subtle divide
between the kitchen and the living room. The
concealment of appliances reduces clutter, while
the use of reflective finishes helps bounce light
around the interior.
Double glass doors further open up the
apartment and lead out to a Juliet-style balcony,
which looks over the back of King Street and
creates another pocket of space.
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