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The Soffio, Vaucluse apartment

The renovation of this apartment in Vaucluse showcases a modern and stylish architectural design.

The objective was to reconfigure the layout to create a functional three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with an open-plan kitchen, living, and dining.

The project aimed to maximize the potential of the existing footprint and comply with the constraints of the pre-existing perimeter walls in the apartment complex. The new design focused on relocating the kitchen and dining area close to the balcony, where the majority of ventilation and light was coming in, creating a seamless flow between the rooms. The master bedroom has been relocated where the original kitchen was.

Relocating the living where one of the original bedrooms was and connecting with the kitchen and dining in an open space provided the new space with cross ventilation and more natural light.

The renovation fulfilled all the client’s requirements, including a large kitchen, interconnected living spaces, and improved circulation, without compromising on space or functionality. The new design is proof of meticulous attention to detail, from the lighting fixtures sourced from Italy to the custom fittings and features such as the wallpaper and suspended range hood over the island bench. This unique blend of colours and materials exudes a warm and inviting ambiance.

The open-plan living room and kitchen area are the heart of the apartment, creating a seamless flow and connection. The kitchen, which serves as the hub of the space, is designed with practicality and ease of use in mind, featuring bronze and silver cabinetry that infuses a vibrant burst of color. The curved contemporary island bench provides ample workspace for cooking and entertaining, while the pendant range hood adds a touch of style. The Corian benchtop creates a seamless and modern look. It is made from a blend of natural minerals, making it an ideal surface for preparing and cooking, as it is easy to clean and maintain.

This spectacular renovation has significantly elevated the apartment's value, producing a unique space. The resulting atmosphere is one of sophistication and refinement, a bespoke and captivating space that embodies elegance and creativity.

The design and reconfiguration of the apartment promoted cross-flow ventilation through the living, dining, and kitchen spaces which effectively reduced the need for air-conditioning, thus having big cost savings for the client.

Photography: Lisa Loi