This is one of the few apartment buildings of this type in Australia, centered around a landscaped communal garden, with stepped tiers down from one apartment to the next. The roofs of the lower apartments provide courtyards for the apartments above them.
First seen by the owner of the Wyldefel Mansion (William Crowle) in a town in Germany, he carried the idea back to Sydney and contracted architect John Brogan to recreate the design based on the photographs he had taken whilst on holidays.
Working closely with Architects Clive Lucas, Stapleton & Partners, Gartner Rose restored all steel framed windows, render, repaired any concrete cancer, relocated services and repainted the building, all under strict heritage controls.
All work was performed with all tenants still in residence and was staged to ensure minimal impact on the tenants.
Heritage Restoration, Prestige Residential
Clive Lucas, Stapleton & Partners
March 2008 - August 2008