Nina Maya Interiors and Bevan Boss Architects are both strong names of theAustralian design scene. They both joined forces to transform a neglected Sydney Mansion, overlooking the scenic Sydney Harbour, into a sumptuous contemporary residence fit for any top decor magazine cover!
The success of this transformation is uncanny, with the Sydney Mansion going as far as being shortlisted for the Australian Interior Design Awards 2020! This contemporary luxury residence is almost overwhelming in its extravagance. It’s a modern-day marvel of Australian design and it speaks volume of Nina Maya and Bevan Boss’s amazing capacity and immense design vision.
We start the analysis with the beginning of the house! The dramatic entryway, for instance, offers the first glimpse of an attitude that threads itself through every inch of the private residence. A pristinely white, softly curving plaster staircase sits in a two-story void, a theatrical welcome which marks the beginning of a beautiful unfolding narrative.The halls and the overall layout of the mansion is also amazing. The sinuous curves effortlessly create gentle divisions between space, encouraging flowing circulation while retaining distinct rooms, actively avoiding the implementation of full open plan living. This distinction allows each room to exist with its own unique personality and palette, absorbing the finishes and furnishings allotted.
Each environment features a conglomeration of layered textures – aged brass, natural timbers, plush fabrics, and high shine lacquered finishes which generate comfortable, inviting living areas that are also sophisticated. High quality, meticulously curated spaces have been achieved throughout the project through deep collaboration with highly talented craftsmen and superior artisans – natural stone cutters, artisanal metal workers, professional leatherworkers and master stonemasons is just a peek at the team of professionals consulted to achieve such a level of refinement.
Everything has been hand designed and made with custom finishes from the largest of interventions down the smallest of details. A palette of exquisitely beautiful materials has been integrated into space, including Montenegro limestone flooring, a Calcutta marble kitchen featuring bespoke high gloss black cabinetry, an exotic Norwegian rose marble powder room, and a custom-designed blush pink leather banquette. The combination of high-quality craftsmanship, generous allocation of space, and divine interior pieces creates a beautiful example of somewhat unattainable, luxury living, but it doesn’t hurt to dream, right?