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It’s rare to find a fully furnished residence with the latest in timeless style and luxury materials. But that’s exactly what’s on offer at Fifty Two Black, a new collection of boutique apartments in Brighton.
Developed by PB & Co and led by Melbourne architect Nicholas Day in collaboration with New York firm Gregory Tuck, Fifty Two Black will comprise just four apartments and one penthouse priced between
$5 million and $9 million.
Each of the luxurious residences will be exclusively furnished by Ralph Lauren Home to complement the interiors by globally revered New York designer Meg Sharpe.
Residents at Fifty Two Black will be wowed by the use of global style influences and internationally sourced textures, Sharpe says.
“One of the most beautiful elements of Ralph Lauren Home design is the ability to enfold regional details into the overarching concept,” she says.
“Natural wallcoverings woven in Thailand, hand-knotted rugs from Nepal, and luxurious fabrics from Europe will all come together seamlessly to create a worldly experience for the buyer.”
The residences have a classic yet contemporary look thanks to an elegant blend of furnishings.
There’s everything from fine china, crystal and silver, to luxurious bed and bath linens. The handcrafted furniture spans masculine and angular pieces to those featuring feminine curves.
Each apartment will also have bespoke barstools created as singular pieces only showcased at Fifty Two Black. These stools will be designed to complement one of the three interior designs residents will be able to choose from, says Sharpe.
“There will be three distinct looks a buyer may choose from,” she explains. “One will be a classic interpretation with rich rosewood tones and beautifully woven textures, one will be a contemporary look with clean, graphic lines, and one will be a relaxed vibe with soft, plush neutrals that highlight the casual elegance of Brighton.”
The interiors are sure to impress with ceilings up to 3.3 metres high, anodized bronze windows and chevron timber flooring. The lounge areas feature stone fireplaces and chandeliers, while the kitchens have marble benchtops and splashbacks as well as butler’s pantries.
The concept of including furnishings and accessories as part of a home purchase is one that is gaining popularity overseas. It prompted developers at PB & Co to bring the idea to Australia and give high-end buyers the option of enjoying a full luxury option.
“Globally, there are more examples of fully furnished residences, but it’s not something that is often attempted on home soil,” says Michael Pesochinsky, the president of PB & Co.
“We wanted to elevate the living and lifestyle experience of a PB & Co home, especially as our buyers are global citizens – potentially with multiple homes in different parts of the world.”
A trip to one of the world’s style capitals gave Pesochinsky and PB & Co co-founder Alex Bragilevsky the inspiration to work with Ralph Lauren Home and embellish a collection of apartments with all the finery the brand represents.
“At PB & Co, we have always been enamoured with the Ralph Lauren world – from the experience of walking into their flagship store in New York City to the impeccable service and commitment to elegance and quality,” he says.
“After visiting New York a few years ago and having another particularly memorable experience with the brand, Alex and I wanted to re-create this experience in a residential setting in Australia, so the idea for Fifty Two Black’s global influence featuring exclusive furnishings from Ralph Lauren Home was born.”
Landscaping by Jack Merlo will make the spacious terraces green extensions of the living spaces for entertaining or to enjoy quietly.
Located at 52 Black Street, the development is just 150 metres from the shops and cafes of Church Street and less than 15 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD. It is due for completion in February 2022.
Originally published in Domain Magazine
by Kate Jones