The historic building was formally known as the Royal Edward Victualling Yard, built between 1904 and 1912 to service the Royal Australian Navy for over 100 years. It was where food for the fleets was housed.
What was for commercial use, are now breathtaking harbourside apartments that offer enviable waterfront living at one of Sydney’s most coveted locations. Aqualand have truly transformed this heritage listed site into a stunning display of residential contemporary design.
The Revy’s eight storeys comprise of 46 residences from 2-4 bedrooms and a penthouse.
Floorplans and positioning of key furniture pieces carefully considered the building’s orientation, footprint and grand windows and ensured the open plan feel was retained. Stylist Samantha Gillette comments, “Each apartment has East and West aspects with an open plan design that welcomes sunlight from morning to evening.”
Paying homage to the past yet injecting contemporary elegance in line with the interior design, Coco Republic stylists introduced texture, colour and high end furnishings. The styling scheme evolved to complement the grandeur of the original features and building’s architecture.
Textural introductions played a key role in creating warmth to balance high ceilings. Samantha continues, “It was highly important for the use of textures throughout the property to evoke the buildings original historic architectural features with the use of organic raw edged timbers, luxurious velvets, thick pattern on pattern, layers of soft furnishings to create a sense of warmth with the accents of shagreen and brass.”
In particular, brass accents communicated back to the feature trim in the kitchen and hammered irons honour the original steel beams. In a nod to the harbour, shagreen creates balance whilst casual white linen pieces soften striking details.
The palette was largely grey and charcoal to complement exposed original stone, highlighted with burnt orange to enhance the brick facade.
She explains, “When choosing soft furnishings and the accessories, we wanted to create a layered, textured feel amongst the properties features along with pairing back to let each room ‘speak for itself’. We used rich colouring in scatter cushions to bring each space to life that also had tonal and patterned fabric that oozed sophistication. The accessorising was kept to a minimum, allowing the furniture and soft furnishings to stand out throughout the property. Each element conveys that exact sense of luxury that we were aiming to achieve.”
All selections speak to the core target markets for The Revy including luxury downsizers, young professionals and those wanting a premium harbourside lifestyle.
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