Modern classic

With its marble lobby, spacious interiors and top-of-the-line Miele appliances, the Pomeroy apartment complex is a window on the high life
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Back in the 1920s and 30s, grand apartment buildings began to appear in many American cities, such as New York. Notable for their fine proportions, solid construction and detailed interiors, these buildings set a standard that still endures today.

The very qualities that set those buildings apart influenced the design of the Pomeroy apartments at Potts Point, Sydney. Developed by The Winten Property Group, Pomeroy is a 34-unit complex, designed to reflect traditional values. Grand proportions, extra-wide entrances and generous balconies enhance an overall feeling of openness.

Andrew Towzell, development director of The Winten Property Group, says the designers also resisted fleeting trends and fads on the interior. While modern European influences are evident, the emphasis is on quality materials such as Italian marble, walnut timber flooring, wool carpets and full-sized floor tiles.

Quality was also a consideration for the kitchen fitouts. Towzell says only the best fixtures and fittings have been used for Pomeroy from the smallest hinge to the Miele appliances. Benches are made from thick CaesarStone, and splashbacks feature colour-backed, Starfire glass.

Towzell says appliances from Miele were specified due to the company's reputation as a manufacturer of leading-technology appliances.

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interior view of a kitchen and its appliances

"Purchasers see the product as modern, sleek and attractive and of course European," he says. "Just as with cars, apartment buyers are impressed by the appliances' German engineering."

Kitchens in the Pomeroy complex feature the Miele H387-1B KAT 70cm-wide, stainless steel oven. This multifunctional model includes enhanced fan heat, auto roast, rapid heat-up and defrost, as well as a range of grill options. The oven also has a double rotisserie with two motors.

To make cooking even easier, the oven suggests recommended temperatures and provides electronic controls with full-text, rear-lit graphics. Energy-saving features include the use of residual heat and halogen lighting in side panels.

Many kitchens also have the Miele H187MB CombiOven, which combines conventional oven functions with a powerful microwave, for faster cooking times. This oven has a range of functions, all designed to make meal preparation easier.

Other Miele appliances installed in the Pomeroy apartments include the KM406 wok burner, KM405 two-burner gas cooktop and KM408-1 ceramic grill. Other kitchens incorporate the single KM390G 90cm gas cooktop.

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view of oven and cooktop

Apartments also feature Miele DA329i 90cm rangehoods for the fast, efficient and quiet removal of steam and cooking odours.

Miele's top-of-the-line G863SCVi fully integrated dishwasher is another plus for homeowners, offering seven programmes and 14 place settings. This dishwasher features a height-adjustable upper basket with two cup racks, a removable bottle holder and a separate glassware insert.

Coffee aficionados haven't been overlooked, either. Miele's integrated CVA620-1 coffee machine was designed for the serious coffee drinker. It not only brews coffee to suit, it also grinds the beans to ensure freshness. Two cups can be prepared simultaneously and there is a choice of three cup sizes. The machine also features an adjustable setting for water hardness and a stand-by function with a delay start setting.

For more details, contact Miele Australia, phone (03) 9764 7130; South Melbourne showroom, phone (03) 9764 7199; NSW: phone (02) 8977 4230; Qld: phone (07) 3632 2430; SA: phone (08) 8351 8500; WA: phone (08) 9478 0466; NZ: phone (06) 350 1350 or (09) 573 1269. Website:

Aug 23, 2004
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