Housed within the top three levels of the Renzo Piano deigned apartment building in Sydney, Australia, this beautiful penthouse is the home to an Australian couple who have been accumulating an extensive art collection for the past 30 years.

The apartment came to Phillip Silver as a shell in which his client’s only brief was to “give us walls to hang our art“.  The two living levels are cantilevered over one and other and sit beneath a roof of solar glass that also cantilevers over the entire space at a 45 degree angle. The exterior finishes selected by Piano are Italian terra-cotta and grey marble - this became the key to the interior palette. Fabrics where dyed to match in varying tones of gray and terra-cotta.  Floors of dark gray marble and limestone laid through out. Walls upholstered in silk or glazed in bronze mirror formed the back ground to hang the extensive art collection. Furniture was custom designed in exotic timbers and metals to give the understated elegance that was needed to compliment the architecture.

A sophisticated interior set against the back drop of exciting architecture in a beautiful city.