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Above: The master bedroom continues the sleek, contemporary look, with off-white furnishings punctuated with accents of red. The low platform bed, which helps to make the room seem bigger, appears to float above the floor. Both of the bedrooms in the apartment are positioned to maximise the view. Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Geoffrey Hodgdon 70 “The panel is suspended a few centimetres in front of the wall, and at night it appears to float within the space,” says the architect. A full-length mirror sits on the floor in the dining area, where it reflects a slice of the panoramic views back into the adjoining kitchen, which incorporates new cabinetry and space-saving refrigerator drawers. search | save | share at “The original kitchen had overhead cabinets on all the walls,” says Charalambous. “To open up the room and make it appear more spacious, I chose to have overhead cabinets only at the end. But I did add a painting and a Rococo mirror – the design of the kitchen is so simple, I felt it needed a little jolt.” The sense of space is also increased by changes to the master suite. A walk-in closet was removed, so the bedroom gained an extra 1.5m. This created enough room for a king-sized bed – the architect chose a low platform bed that makes the ceiling seem higher. The position of the door to the master bedroom was also moved, which opened up a direct sightline from the living area down the passageway to the bedroom.