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Restoring A Mid-Century Apartment In Brisbane's Famous Torbreck Building

'Steph Cooper and Mat Williams weren’t personally aware of Torbreck’s architectural significance when they moved in, but they could immediately tell the building was special.

Mat bought one of the 1960 apartments in 2009, followed by another years later after meeting his now wife, Steph. This second apartment had more space for the couple, but had fallen victim to a ‘90s renovation comprising multiple small, disconnected spaces.

Steph and Mat’s initial plan was to complete a DIY renovation, although they soon realised the value of an architect.


‘Before we got too far, we reached out to Kin Architects and some professional trades. We thought we knew what we wanted to do, but as soon as we saw Leah’s first concept sketch we knew that we’d made the correct decision to talk to an architect,’ says Steph.

What started as a brief for a new island bench soon grew to include the entire apartment encompassing a ‘Jetsons-inspired’ kitchen, and more functional living spaces.'

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