Darlinghurst Terrace is a minimal home located in Darlinghurst, Australia, designed by Tom Mark Henry. Although a significant intervention was needed to make the terrace habitable, particular care was taken to retain the original character of the building. The approach was to create a more functional floor plan, and pull natural light through the space. We focused on the interplay of texture, combining hard and soft finishes, contrasting matte and gloss surfaces, and light and dark to create intrigue and depth in an otherwise monochromatic palette. These quiet juxtapositions are an exercise in restraint, and the ultimate pursuit of balance and simplicity.

Photography by Damian Bennett