Style spot­light We take a peek at Syd­ney guest house Lit­tle Al­bion

LOCATED IN A HER­ITAGE-LISTED FORMER CON­VENT IN IN­NER SYD­NEY, THE LAT­EST GUEST HOUSE FROM 8HOTELS IS ALL CLASS

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DE­SIGNED AND DE­VEL­OPED IN col­lab­o­ra­tion WITH DE­SIGN­ERS CON­NIE ALESSI AND CRES­SIDA KENNEDY, THE LIT­TLE AL­BION GUEST swayed HOUSE HAS BEEN BY THE STYLE OF THE 1920S AND 1970S

5 PENT­HOUSE AP­PEAL The Big Al­bion room is a ’70s-in­spired de­signer suite, com­plete with a grand four-poster king bed, an open en­suite-style free­stand­ing bath, beau­ti­ful arched win­dows and two orig­i­nal dec­o­ra­tive fire­places. Cur­tains de­signed by Ker­rie Brown in­tro­duce a colour­ful twist.

HOLLY BYRNE 1 ONE OF A KIND Cus­tom brass tap­ware, a be­spoke van­ity frame and mir­rors de­signed as a nod to the Art Deco era bring old-world op­u­lence to the bath­room in the guest house’s Big Al­bion Suite.

2 LOW DOWN Her­ring­bone oak tim­ber floors are an el­e­gant fea­ture through­out the suite, with orig­i­nal her­itage el­e­ments such as fire­places and arches re­tained and re­fur­bished to pay homage to the his­tory of the 1900s build­ing.

3 WARM WEL­COME A sunken leather lounge wraps around the re­cep­tion area to pro­vide am­ple seat­ing, while spot­ted gum tim­ber cladding on the walls and ceil­ing of­fer warmth against the pol­ished con­crete floor.

6 OLD AND NEW A mod­ern glass lift shaft with steel and black trim­mings adds con­trast to the his­tory and warmth of the orig­i­nal build­ing’s in­con­spic­u­ous red brick ex­te­rior.

4 CLASSY COU­PLE Solid wal­nut bed­heads ap­pear in all 35 rooms and are paired with hand­some brass wall lights.

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