2017 - Ongoing
Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
East End represents a masterplan that will completely transform Newcastle from Perkins to Newcomen Streets across 4 distinct stages to be completed over several years. Turner Interiors has been appointed to provide Interior Architecture for Fabric House and Washignton House in Stage 1. With a grand heritage façade facing onto Hunter Street, Washington House is a building with more than 100 years of history that is being rejuvenated and lovingly brought into the 21st Century.
The interiors of Washington House draw strongly from Newcastle’s beaches and harbour. The contemporary one, two and three bedroom apartments will embrace the building’s heritage charm, being at once textured yet refined, raw yet polished. Timber floors will create a natural warmth, the kitchens will have polished chrome fittings and fixtures, while each apartment will open to a balcony helping maximise natural light. Fabric House is a vision of timeless desirability – a gorgeous, heritage building with decidedly 21st Century interiors, set in a city centre that’s surrounded by harbour, headlands and history.
Continuing the theme of marrying the classic with the modern, the interiors will feature such masonry materials as stone benchtops, alongside mirrored splashbacks, polished chrome fixtures, and beautiful timber floorboards. The one, two and three-bedroom apartments will each enjoy an open living plan to take advantage of space, while corner units will embrace the exterior’s alcove walls, in some cases as windows. Turner Interiors has also been engaged to create the Display Suites in the heritage-listed former David Jones Building for the duration of the masterplan.