of materials such as steel, concrete and oak. Colour has been used in accents to bring an element of playfulness. It feels calm, understated and contemporary with a gentle nod to traditional detailing. The planning is efficient, giving a sense of generosity and flexibility to each of the spaces.
JH: We love the soft curves of the rear concrete wall. It peels away to offer seating for dining or informal meetings and the landscape laps up to the steel-framed windows. We are a design and construction business so having both our teams working together makes it easy for these unique, interesting ideas to come to fruition.
FI: We are mostly at our desks upstairs but have weekly staff meetings in the kitchen breakout area (with yoga sessions to follow!) and any one of the four agents can be meeting with clients in either of the downstairs meeting areas.
FI: It feels calm, welcoming and open, merging traditional elements with modern.
FI: We can happily entertain clients and industry colleagues using the downstairs areas and spilling out to the garden as necessary.
FI: Screen adaptations of The Dry by Jane Harper and Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. We are looking forward to a Christmas of strong book sales, and hoping that the New Year will bring a recovery for film, theatre and associated arts and entertainment industries. curtisbrown.com.au; modify.com.au
Clockwise from top left Paul McCallum of Silkworth Joinery made the meeting table, which is paired with bentwood stools from Thonet. Valerie Objects hanging lamp from Spence & Lyda. The kitchen and meeting area flow out to a courtyard landscaped by Myles Baldwin. Framed posters and book covers from some of Curtis Brown’s notable clients line the walls of the rear meeting area. Upstairs, the terrace looks out to Five Ways and Sydney Harbour beyond.