Elizabeth Bay Apartment 01

A clever re-design of a studio unit, space saving redesign effectively transforming it to feel as a 1 bedroom.

The original unit had a single bed nook hence the Living area housed a queen sized bed, and the ‘bed nook’ was used for storage.

By removing a short wall, relocating the Bathroom door, and reducing the Kitchen, the bed nook now fits a queen size bed in a private corner. 

Bathroom and Kitchen were updated, and new flooring, lighting and painting provided.

The Living area has now become a truly useable Living/ Dining area.

This was all achieved on a very small budget, with only minor building works: demolition of a non-load bearing wall, and a door relocation.  Clever use of bright colours, and the north facing aspect creates a bright open outlook to Rushcutters Bay.

Completed 2013

Click here to see the construction process

Photographer: Sylvain Garcia

Builder: Blox Projects


MM+J Architects is a Northern Beaches based Architectural Firm, specialising in Residential Architecture, Heritage Sensitivity, Apartment Design, Additions & Alterations, New Builds, Bespoke Joinery, Interior Design and Exteriors

Luisa Manfredini Nominated Architect: 6666 

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1/36-42 Sydney Road

Manly NSW 2095

0425 245 223