"We chose to celebrate the jagged triangulated shapes in the floorplate, by positioning the open-plan living area and master suite at the two sharp ends of the building. We then took the opportunity to create a sweeping, extroverted living space that sits on its own timber platform."
Dark, sculptural furniture in curved forms balances the geometric nature of the floorplate. The furniture also provides a quiet visual counterpoint to the drama provided by the ever-changing view.
"The owner's extensive art collection is displayed throughout the interior," says Fitt. "Although there are not many spare walls for large artworks, the sculptures work well in the grand space."
The formal living area is positioned alongside a quieter, more intimate sitting area, defined by a dropped ceiling in figured black gum, and a circular rug.
"This is a rather introspective space, even though it is in the middle of the living area," says Fitt. "It has its own fireplace, and is set beside a leather-clad box that appears as an insertion within the overall living area. This upholstered box element, which accommodates two powder rooms, has been kept as streamlined as possible there are no visible handles to the doors."
Travertine marble floors feature in the circulation areas, running through to the kitchen and casual dining area. The step between the travertine floor and the timber platform is defined by an LED lighting strip that makes the platform appear to float. As well as enhancing the importance of the living area, the platform provides space for key services, including air conditioning.
In keeping with the need to cater to corporate entertaining, the penthouse has two kitchens. The front-of-house kitchen features a travertine island, and crisp, brushed steel cabinetry in black.