Houzz Tour: Art Deco Elevator Lifts Home to New Heights (19 photos)

On Sydneys Lower North Shore, a stylish contemporary home has emerged from a rather unpromising history. It began life in the 1920s as an apartment block, but had lost its period character through serial renovations and a conversion to an enormous multi-level family home.

As well as overwhelmingly beige 80s decor, a ten-metre-high glass brick wall, heavy bulkheads and an unfriendly layout, the houses site was also in a heritage conservation area. There were many old works to update, small rooms to open up and redundant services and walls to resolve, says Rosselli. We had to be sensitive to both i