Lucy Glade-Wright says goodbye to Art Deco gem


 

Our good friends at Hunting For George let us know that founder Lucy Glade-Wright is sadly saying goodbye to her beautiful Art Deco apartment in Armadale. 
This gives us the chance to have a peek behind the iconic facade designed by architect Stuart Hall in 1940 and see how Lucy has made this well-loved heritage building her own. 

Externally, Lucy has transformed the property with a fresh paint job in crisp white, and returned the building to its former glory with a Palm Springs inspired garden now wrapping around the curved block.

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I’ve been actively involved in the transformation of the exterior of the building together with the body corp. We were very keen to restore the building to its former glory, we’ve since painted and updated its colour scheme to be more in line with its original light colour. We also just completed the landscaping with a Palm Springs inspired garden at the entrance to complement the Art Deco nature of the building.
— Lucy Glade-Wright
Rowena Martinich Original Artwork from Hunting Collective Exhibition 2017,  Buddy Pot from Hunting for George ,  Orbit Plant Stand from Milk & Sugar

Rowena Martinich Original Artwork from Hunting Collective Exhibition 2017, Buddy Pot from Hunting for George, Orbit Plant Stand from Milk & Sugar

 

Inside, Lucy has transformed the interiors of her apartment with an overall modern coastal theme to reflect the Palm Springs aesthetic of the garden. With the apartment already consisting of ‘great bones’ there was little structural changes that were made. Instead Lucy focused on cosmetic changes namely new window furnishings to accentuate the gorgeous curves of the building, replacing light fixtures and painting all internal walls to enhance the amazing natural light in the space. 

The hub of the home is most definitely the living room as it connects you to the kitchen, courtyard and hallway. Towards the back of the apartment sit 2 bedrooms and bathroom, the apartment then extends further with access to an incredible rooftop for outdoor entertaining with clear views of the city.

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The main reason why I bought it is its epic rooftop. I used to hang out on the rooftop a lot, it is so peaceful up there and you get incredible views of the city. Whilst I thought I’d be having a ton of parties up there it was more often than not just me and a good book in the sun.
— Lucy Glade-Wright
Pretty amazing City views!

Pretty amazing City views!