By Chris Pearson
To balance our her busy public profile, the Australian model and TV presenter wanted the house she shared with her husband, Jake, to provide a haven that is both hidden from the world and connected to nature.
With the water lapping on the beach below and birdsong in the eucalyptus and angophoras above, the Sydney retreat of model and TV presenter Jennifer Hawkins is a world away from the red carpet frenzy. Here the one-time Miss Universe swaps heels for sneakers and basks in her own made-to-measure universe of calm.… Read more
Apartment of the Week
18-19 AUGUST 2017
By Lissa Christopher
Reach for the Skye
Having access to the rooftop swimming pool of Crown’s Skye development would be reason enough to add this gem of a penthouse to your property portfolio.
It is a mesmerising strip of turquoise perched 21 storeys above North Sydney, with views that seem to stretch east about as far as Tierra del Fuego. In summer, you could easily idle in the water – forearms resting on the infinity edge, gazing out over the world – until you dissolved. Or at least… Read more
Design Legacy: Koichi Takada
AUSTRALIAN DESIGN REVIEW
4 AUGUST 2017
With a clearly defined aesthetic and philosophical stance, Koichi Takada’s career has enjoyed a sharp trajectory.
Having studied and graduated from the City University of New York and the Architectural Association, London, Takada’s particular talent has always been in good hands. Indeed, his thesis was under the guidance of Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi, together with Rem Koolhaas.
Following graduation Takada returned to Tokyo, to work with the extraordinary Atsushi Kitagawara Architects (Kitagawara’s oeuvre includes the Hotel, Keith Haring Collection Art Museum and Fog Forest in Showa Emperor’s… Read more
Buyer pays $2.65 million for new two-bedroom Surry Hills unit
23 JUNE 2017
A Surry Hills two-bedroom unit has sold for a massive $2.65 million this morning at the off-the-plan launch of a new development called Calibre.
Buyers have been flocking into CBRE agent Ben Stewart’s launch in Cooper St Saturday morning and by 10am he had sold 13 of the 18 units available.
The purchase of the two-bedroom 90 sqm unit, which came with a 20 sqm north-facing balcony, was a woman who lived locally.
“But we’re even getting older owner-occupier buyers coming from places like Mosman,” Mr Stewart said.
Surry Hills is… Read more