Overlooking Cockatoo Island with panoramic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline, Three Palms is a luxurious and sophisticated home, rich in materiality and experience.
Built upon a double site, this existing home has been reorganised and rationalised creating spaces of purpose each unique in their design and aesthetic while unified by material and detail.
Stafford Design Team Joe McGregor, Lucia Ayub, Bruce Stafford, Robert Sinclair-kydd, Structural Engineer ABC Consulting Contractor Critharis Constructions Interior Designer Stafford Architecture Landscape Designer Secret Gardens Photographer Nicholas Watt Photographer Stylist Lucia Braham Setting Hunters Hill, Sydney
The aim was to create an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere. Herringbone patterns, dark timbers and variegated marble, bronze accents and leather trimmings throughout the home produce a highly sensual experience. Textural materials that offer a unique feel under hand or foot from one room to the next, scented timbers and natural stone that varies from strong masculine marbles with intense veining to clean pale limestone that offer a visual contrast to define spaces.
The home is constructed across three levels. At the Ground Floor and facing out the harbour is the main Family Room consisting of Kitchen, Casual Living and Casual Dining, adjacent is a Formal Dining Room followed by a Formal Living Room with Formal Tea Room attached. At First Floor there are five bedrooms with ensuites and a Study overlooking the double height entry. The three main suites facing the harbour each have a unique design and aesthetic.The Basement level consists of Garage, Wine Cellar, Theatre, Rumpus and Powder Room. Adjacent to the house is an outdoor Pool with Pool House consisting of Living spaces, Kitchenette, Sauna and Bathroom.