The tessellated motif continues in the lobby, which features a long, sculpted sandstone wall that curves to form the ceiling. The motif also appears in mirrored timber screens in lift lobbies, and at the rear of the building, in a 10-storey green wall. “This glazed living wall, on the north side of the building, creates a pleasant outlook for bedrooms at the rear,” says Owen. “It also lets plenty of natural light and sun.” The living areas and master bedrooms all have panoramic park or harbour views – or both. These are accentuated by the curve of the large balconies and balustrading. The balconies act as a climate buffer zone for each apartment. The doors can be opened partially to capture the breeze, or opened fully to extend the size of the living area. In keeping with the brief from developer Ceerose, no expense was spared on the interior. Fixtures and fittings are of a particularly high standard, and include C-Bus lighting, limestone floors, dark-stained wood panelling and cabinetry, and a fireplace set within a bronzed mirror wall. Some kitchens have a butler’s pantry and a separate preparation area for catering purposes. Special features of the penthouse include a marble staircase, pool and roof terrace. Edward Doueihi of Ceerose says the building is destined to become a contemporary classic that will shake up design standards in the city. “We wanted Eliza to stand out and it does,” he says. “Nothing in this building is off-the-shelf. It has all been custom built. It has been a labour of love for us, but is the best endorsement for quality and attention to detail that our company could have.” Project:Eliza Apartments, Sydney Architect:Ton y Owen with Esan Rahmani, Gerardo Oiz, Claudio Porly, Michael Civovic, Benny Ng, Wendy Tong, Raymond Ng, Diana Quintero Saul, Tony Owen Partners Architects, Sydney Developer:Ceerose Structural engineer:M+G Consulting Mechanical and electrical engineer:Cardno ITC Landscaping:Site Landscape Facade panels:Advanced Precast (Aust) Facade structure:Micos Glass; Aluminium Facade Solutions Facade sandstone:Stoneplus NSW Lobby and balcony floor tiles:Marble Lobby walls:Sandstone Apartment floor tiles:Limestone 78 SEARCH | SAVE | SHARE AT trendsideas.com save | share | images Search 44748 at trendsideas.com Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by John Gollings Below:At ground level, the metal canopy flares out to highlight the entry. The ground floor of the building has retail tenancies. Top right:While the lower levels of the building have two two-bedroom units per floor, the upper levels have single fourbedroom units. Apartments on the upper levels look across Hyde Park to the historic Gothic Revival architecture of St Andrews Cathedral. Lower right:The tessellated motif on the facade can be seen in the sandstone lobby and on a green wall at the rear.