I fell in love with the whitewashed truillis and the masserias in Puglia, and the olive groves. Inspired by this we were on a crusade to find a property such as Casa Olivetta that could be lovingly and sympathetically restored.
This was a former 1920s Masonic lodge that had been renovated in the 1990s. I worked with the scale of the property but also added an intimacy to balance the vast rooms.
This was a totally unique property that had four blocks of land that needed upgrading from an outdated renovation. I wanted to make it feel contemporary while keeping its classical elegance.
This was a nice challenge. I was invited to redesign the penthouse suites at Bannisters with their amazing ocean views.
This property had a grand style – built from old wooden beams and pillars from Darling Harbour jetty. Well, that that was half of the house. The other half was built some years later not in keeping with the original rustic style.