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Every aspect of this urban loft-style conversion was chosen with an eye for good design – from the materials to the Fisher & Paykel appliances

Urban loft-style apartment


Urban renewal is changing the way many people live in the city today.

This city apartment, in a former commercial building, is a prime example. Architect Lindy Leuschke of Leuschke Group Architects transformed the building by opening up a portion of the original roof, so that the entire living area of the new apartment opens up to a sunny internal courtyard.

Leuschke says that while the owners wanted an urban loft-style design, the emphasis was on a high-quality fit-out, rather than a raw look.

"We opted for high-quality materials, such as the Italian Carrara marble floor tiles. Bronze aluminium joinery also lends a richness to the interior."

The appliances reflect the emphasis put on good design as well – the kitchen features the latest appliance technology from Fisher & Paykel. With their crisp profile and brushed stainless steel finish, the appliances are the perfect complement to the black lacquered cabinetry that runs along the rear wall of the living area.


Leuschke says she doesn't hesitate to recommend Fisher & Paykel appliances.

"Both the aesthetics and the performance are exactly what's required for modern lifestyles," the architect says.

The kitchen features the Fisher & Paykel 60cm gas on steel cooktop, which is made from premium-quality stainless steel with a formed polished trim. Inspired by European styling, the cooktop also has refined stainless steel controls, and is equipped with the latest burner technology for precision cooking.

The cooktop is teamed with a 90cm power pack. This easy-to-use ventilation unit has intuitive controls that respond to the touch of a finger, eliminating odours and steam.

With multiple shelves, the Fisher & Paykel 60cm single built-in oven comes into its own when the owners wish to entertain – the oven has a generous 77 litres usable capacity. The design of the oven also matches the other appliances and the contemporary interior.

The Fisher & Paykel 790mm ActiveSmart™ Door Drawer refrigerator with Ice & Water also makes entertaining a breeze. The upper refrigerator enables easy access to everyday items, while ergonomic storage bins and glass shelves can be configured to suit every lifestyle. The freezer is also designed for easy access.

Also featured in this apartment is the Fisher & Paykel Double DishDrawer, which has two independent dishwashers for added convenience and ergonomics.

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First published date: 28 June 2014

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