Today, Sydney's 2010 postcode resonates to the same vibe that runs through New York's SoHo or London's Docklands. Rich, robust construction of a bygone time that, with proper nurturing and care lends itself impeccably to a new urban lifestyle for the now.
A first wave of gentrification saw rag traders and sweat shops flee the Surry Hills precinct in the early 2000s. A new wave of refurbishment in recent years has had prime sites cherry-picked to become world class warehouse residences.
Built in high Federation style, No 1 Lacey is a five story labyrinth of elegantly arched windows, polished timber floors and exposed brick work and beams. Architects BKH have majestically fleshed out these very excellent bones, adding a layer of urban glamour via expansive open-plan kitchens, toile de Jouy bedroom feature walls and bathrooms tiled in glistening white Paris Metro carrelage. A full-height internal atrium attests to Cornerstone's belief in the importance of communal green spaces.