New trend sees New York style foyers for Sydney apartments

New trend sees New York style foyers for Sydney apartments
New trend sees New York style foyers for Sydney apartments

Beautifully designed, New York-inspired foyers are a renewed trend taking over the Sydney luxury residential apartment market.

The stark and empty ground level is now a thing of the past, with many developers now choosing to work closely alongside architects to design beautiful, art deco foyers, with New York style elements.

Nelson Dueza, director of residential at Colliers International, said New York foyers have been an extension of the building.

“New York has typically set the benchmark, with hotel and apartment foyers acting as an extension of the building where people can gather and socialise with friends."

“Now we are seeing this trend increasingly throughout Sydney, particularly in luxury apartment developments.

"Sydney architects are emulating the New York style, from the high-end finishes and decorations down to the concierge service.”

“These foyers bring style, life, amenity and prestige to the building and effectively act as people’s front of house, increasing their pride in where they live.”

One recently completed complex is 88 Alfred Street in Milsons Point (above), an apartment development by Cbus Property.

One apartment is coming back on the market through Colliers International.

Designed by architecture and interior design firm Bates Smart, the foyer of this high-end development was created to infuse a sense of glamour into the building right from the front door.

“We drew our inspiration from the grand bronze gates that are often present in historic New York hotels,” said Guy Lake, Director at Bates Smart.

“Our design translates this feature via bronze patterned screens that are complemented by the foyer’s marble flooring, custom art and refined details, including an approachable yet elegant concierge desk. The result is a sophisticated entryway that is an inviting space for residents and guests.”

Some of the other luxury, New York inspired foyers of the Sydney residential market include:

The Cove - The Rocks

Designed by renowned architect Harry Seidler and Associates, The Cove building has 45 levels and a stunning lobby with illuminated Onyx walls, a stone clad podium below designed to accommodate a health club, meeting rooms and a 25m suspended swimming pool. The Cove enjoys a perfect location, just minutes from the heart of the CBD.

New trend sees New York style foyers for Sydney apartments 

The Observatory Tower Foyer - CBD

Observatory Tower’s impressive foyer provides a warm, elegant welcome. Created by award-winning international interior designer Thomas Hamel, the foyer features rich furnishings and fabrics, a stunning parquetry floor and a 24-hour concierge desk with staff ready to assist with enquiries.

 New trend sees New York style foyers for Sydney apartments

The Archibald – Bondi Junction

Bondi Archibald’s soaring entrance foyer adds an element of grand elegance to the experience of arrival and departure. Clad in striking stone and enlivened by the reflection and ripple of water, the lobby creates an uplifting portal, with diaphanous designer lighting heightening the welcoming mood and ambience.

New trend sees New York style foyers for Sydney apartments


Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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