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METAL AS ANYTHING

From distressed outdoor limestone to charcoal Pietra stone, black granite and slabs of Calacatta, this Sydney house is a wonderland of marble that has been leathered, polished, honed and even laid in mosaic patterns with custom brass inlays. The extensive application of such materials was, quite simply, “non-negotiable”, explains interior designer Greg Natale of his client’s brief, which essentially directed a “more is merrier” approach when it came to the surface. It’s an expression that adds both drama and glamour to the home.

The homeowners, and at another property close by, and approached him straight after purchasing this secluded three-storey home in Hunters Hill. Built in the 1990s, it was dated but well oriented and had solid foundations. Their instructions were clear: a full gut and renovation of everything from the ground up.

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