The design revolves around the client’s passion for entertaining and collecting books, highlights of which are integrated throughout the entire apartment’s custom millwork. The kitchen disappears, while the fully stocked bar takes precedence. An oversized book case fills the sitting area and lines the windows. The minimal design allows the project’s materiality and the detailing to be experienced in a tactile way. The black-stained oak and white material palette is applied to reinforce the pull toward the harbour. Looking toward the windows, the dark backdrop recedes behind you while the white wall paneling and bright views draw you out. Moving upstairs to the private areas, like removing a layer of clothing to ascend to the intimate spaces of the home, the palette is softened by the removal of the stain from the timber, revealing the most beautiful natural oak finish in the bedrooms. The same drive to open the spaces below is applied to the three bedrooms. The boundary between bedrooms and bathrooms are blurred, creating unique spaces with spectacular views of the harbour enjoyed even at the most private spaces of the home.