K apartment

Location : Woollahra, Sydney, Australia

Year : 2016

Architects: Marston Architects

Photography: © Katherine Lu

Set within an Art Deco building in Woollahra, the brief for the K Apartment was to be a reflection of the way the young professional couple would like to live their lives – open spaces that were generous and filled with light.

The interior of the original apartment was dark with small openings between rooms; grey walls and black bamboo floor were replaced with a more reductive palette of European oak parquetry, Calacatta Vagli Stone and joinery elements which were detailed to blend with the white walls.

By enlarging the openings between rooms, light now fills the apartment and celebrates the period detailing of the original apartment. Natural materials combine to make a design of conceptual and spatial simplicity – a counterpoint to the colourful artwork the clients wished to exhibit.


© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu

All images courtesy of Marston Architects





Marston Architects is a Sydney based studio with over 30 years experience. Consistency, honesty and a broad sense of public responsibility underpin the work of the practice. Since its inception in 1985 Marston Architects has delivered a broad spectrum of built works including single homes, alterations and additions, multi-unit residential and commercial buildings.

A highly developed collaboration process between our team and our clients ensures that the full potential of each project is achieved. By responding to the specifics of the context and its users, we strive to ensure a carefully measured built outcome which will stand the test of time.

These factors inform each project ensuring that each retain an individuality and response to place and time in a unique way. The sense of appropriateness pervades our approach to the design of the building as a useful object.


45 Pittwater Road, Manly


T:  (02) 9977 2101
E: mail@marstonarchitects.com.au


Marston Architects


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