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Penthouse18 by Stukel Stone

Penthouse18 by Stukel Stone



Equipped for entertaining, this dynamic penthouse in the heart of Surry Hills is inspired by commercial hospitality interiors. Stukel Stone worked with their clients, a couple from France and New York, to make bold and unexpected choices for their Sydney chapter.

The space brings a warehouse feel.

The space brings a warehouse feel.

The existing two-bedroom apartment had a poorly planned layout and lacked generosity of movement and proportion. One incredible asset was a very large roof terrace offering views out across the southern Sydney CBD skyline. The new floor plan has been designed to connect all new fixtures to the existing services of waste, water and power. The positioning of the wet areas and kitchen avoided the disruptive and expensive process of core-holing through the concrete slab into the ceiling space of the neighbour below.


All internal walls were non-load bearing with a concrete frame at the building perimeter. This allowed the majority of the interior to be stripped out and re-planned, however major existing essential service risers were un-movable. These have been used as fulcrums or pivot points, which the new joinery attaches, creating the dynamic pantry, bar and entry sequence that shape and direct the use of the space.

The centrepiece of the design is the bar-cum-kitchen area.

The centrepiece of the design is a joinery element that houses the bar and shapes the entry sequence.

Other key features; the kitchen (with two ovens!) that takes pride of place in the heart of the home, ceilings stripped back to concrete with exposed sprinklers and lighting.

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The existing apartment came with a generous rooftop terrace

New York basement bar meets Surry Hills warehouse in this upbeat project!

The bathroom brings in a reference to the clients New York heritage.

The bathroom brings in a reference to the clients New York heritage.

The floor plan and axo drawing of the revised and reworked space.

The floor plan and axo drawing of the revised and reworked space by Stukel Stone.

Photography by Tom Ferguson.


Take a look at Saatchi & Saatchi’s London office with a warehouse feel.

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STUKEL STONE STUDIO Welcome to Stukel Stone, a collaboration between husband and wife, Architect Daniel Beasly, UNSW honours graduate and Production Designer Tobhiyah Feller, NIDA. Tobhiyah and Daniel form a skilled team that creates contemporary design for the arts and entertainment industries as well as the commercial and residential sectors. The name of the studio is the pairing of Tobhiyah and Daniel’s middle names’ ‘Stukel’ & ‘Stone’. It is within the context of Stukel Stone that Tobhi & Daniel have most fun, beyond the boundaries of their respective disciplines, Production Design and Architecture, they combine forces with excitement and anticipation of rich and unexpected outcomes.

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