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Penthouse apartments invariably have great views, and these are even more spectacular with a beachside location. The interiors of such apartments are usually designed to complement the view rather than compete with it. They also tend to reflect the high-end nature of the architecture, and be well suited to entertaining on a grand scale. This new penthouse in Terrigal, NSW, meets all these criteria. With its spacious, open-plan living area that flows out to a large terrace, the apartment epitomises contemporary luxury and a relaxed lifestyle. Not surprisingly, there is a sleek, high-end kitchen designed for easy entertaining. Designer Rob Brown of Styline Kitchens, who worked alongside interior designer Bev Gibson, says the owner wanted the kitchen to be warm and inviting and an integral part of the interior design. “The owner also required a separate bar and coffee area and a butler’s pantry. It was also essential that the sinks be hidden from sight.” To this end, Brown designed a long, curved island that mimics the shape of the wave-like balconies on the building. It also echoes the arc of the curved suspended ceiling directly above. Above left and top: High above the street, this penthouse apartment opens up to an expansive terrace and spectacular sea view. The kitchen, by Styline Kitchens, features a large curved island beneath a matching suspended ceiling. The upstand has an Axolotl metallic paint finish that resembles silvery waves. Above: A tinted and toughened Mirastar mirror glass splashback by Aspex Splashbacks reflects the view along the length of the kitchen. search | save | share at 83