The ultimate eclectic mancave has been achieved here by Greg Baker of Ambassador Home for his own apartment, which started out an unattractive and pokey space, but Greg could tell the apartment had “good bones”. After 18 months of back breaking work and showering “out of a bucket”, Greg and his father converted the dingy 70’s apartment into the open plan beauty it is today. New openings between bedrooms and living spaces were created and the old internal laundry was converted into a useful, light filled scullery. Integrating the larger bedroom into the living space enabled it to be used as a study/dressing room that related to the main living space. An EcoSmart ethanol fireplace was installed for a cosy open fire, which was only able to be achieved in an apartment setting due to the flueless EcoSmart system. The main kitchen is essentially an entertaining kitchen, with an island bench concealing the fridge, freezer, cooktop and oven.
[Photography by Ross Swanborough]