63 Muston Street Garden Penthouse – SOLD

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For further information please contact

Peter MacCormick

Phone: 9969 6066

Mobile: 0411 42 42 42



  • 190 sqm internal & 562 sqm external floorspace
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Entertainment / TV room
  • Separate Study
  • 3 ensuites
  • all weather entertainment deck
  • kitchen with walk in pantry
  • 3-4 car spaces
  • Wine storage for 2,500 bottles
  • Clipsal C-Bus integrated system
  • Surround sound and entertainment system
  • Inbuilt in-floor vacuum system
  • Separate and private entrance
  • Fully automated watering system
  • Remote controlled automated shutters & blinds
  • Lift from car park
  • Designed exclusively by Sandra Zobel Interior Designs
  • Views over Balmoral to Manly and the Heads
  • Level walk to Mosman village shopping


Interiors Designers Statement

Sandra Zobel Interior Designs

The inspiration for the interior design of 63 Muston Street came from the clever way the architecture permitted natural light to enter both units. The colour palette and finishes were inspired from a recent trip to Denmark and Sweden. Their use of light timber and clean lines leaves room to add colour in furniture and artwork.

Canadian Rock Maple is a lovely coloured timber. I have used it for wide timber floorboards and for cabinetry in the hallways and main bedroom areas. This timber gives warmth to the white walls and the mid-tone grey stone outside. I chose the stone for its durability. It is a sandstone but very dense. It is appropriate to use in the garden for paving as well.

I kept the palette simple to allow the owner to add their personal touches and to enhance the architectural features.

The fixtures and finishes are of the highest standard. The kitchen is fitted out with Meile Appliances. The freestyle workbench is a very durable material even though it’s white. The Calacutta marble is a feature slab on the face of the island bench and the splashback away from the working surface. The Calacutta marble is also used for the cabinetry bench tops at each end of the living space.

The main ensuite bathroom’s tiles are a large 400 x 800 tile of Snow white Travertine, which looks like clouds. It is very unusual with large spa bath and separate shower.

The other bathrooms have floors of Pietra Grey Marble with walls tiled in 300 x 600 satin white tiles.

The external finishes continue a similar colour palette to the inside. White rendered walls, western red cedar timber shutters to Muston street gives privacy from the street and warmth to the exterior.

Architects Statement

Maccormick Simonian Architects

From the site, fantastic views were a given. The question was: how can we retain the best features of single residential living as well as the views and convenience afforded by apartment living?

To answer this question we sought to provide those living ingredients which are often absent from apartment living. These include complete privacy, direct access to private garden spaces, sun drenched internal and external rooms, a sense of space, good cross ventilation and eye-catching architectural form and features.

Privacy makes a place feel like home. Therefore, we designed both apartments (garden penthouse and penthouse) to be totally private from each other. Separate entrances from Muston Street allow each owner to wander through their own private gardens to their generously sized entry spaces. Each apartment has its own basement parking and storage area. We designed the storage areas to hold 2500 plus bottles of wine.

One shouldn’t have to sacrifice a garden to live in an apartment. Even a small garden will help a place feel like home. The garden penthouse’s living and master bedroom flow out to the on-grade garden. The penthouse also has its own private garden to the street – almost level with the inside spaces.

Natural light makes spaces come alive. The design welcomes the sun and natural light through internal courtyards and the water feature downstairs, skylights and roofs which tilt up to catch the sun as it moves around the building.

We set out to make every space feel more spacious. The design does this with high ceilings, drenching the spaces with natural light, allowing light to come from above, merging internal and external spaces, letting ceilings fly over the top of walls and letting floors extend under joinery. We have lit the ceilings and avoided dotting down lights everywhere. Lighting the ceilings makes them feel even higher. The master bedroom courtyard to the penthouse and the master bedroom pond to the garden penthouse will infuse the living, adjacent hall and master bedroom with a sense of space. Retractable adjusting louvers will afford the user full flexibility as to how they want to separate the bedroom from the living space and hallway.

We always need more storage and assume everyone else does too. It is one of those practical things which must not be forgotten. Each bedroom has built-in storage. We designed the hallway walls as storage vessels to accommodate things like extra linen and wrapping paper. A generous storage room in the basement completes the storage ensemble.

We also designed some extras to make everyday living a bit easier including a lift and zoned air-conditioning. Each apartment also has car parking spaces for three cars, a separate back stairwell, separate rain tank, intercom, sun shading screens, smart wiring, tank water supplied car wash bay and a space in the garage for a workbench.