The International Suite
The International Suite
Brighton, VIC
  • Project Type: Residential
  • Designer: Carr
  • Timber Species: European Oak
  • Colour: Freado
  • Format: Chevron^
  • Grade: Classic
  • Style: Textured
  • Application: Flooring
Set in the exclusive Melbourne suburb of Brighton, The International is a development by Carr that redefines luxury residential living. The architecture celebrates and responds to the spectacular setting with expansive glazing that frames the iconic views over the bay, dissolving the boundaries between interior and exterior.

Each apartment is defined by a crafted yet refined material palette, which is elevated by Tongue & Groove solid engineered European oak floorboards in Freado. This neutral colour offers a timeless backdrop that complements the natural stone, bespoke oak joinery, and concrete, giving residents the opportunity to make the deliberately minimalistic interiors their own.

The Tongue & Groove timber boards are set out in a Chevron Parquetry pattern and feature a luxurious Classic Grade textured finish. This pairing epitomises the ‘classic meets contemporary’ aesthetic of The International, and evokes the grandeur of the area’s early 20th-century homes.

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The sophisticated, richly layered interior is enhanced through the power of light, which creates a dynamic play of soft shadows and brings the refined, natural palette to life. As the sun moves throughout the day, natural light transforms the space. At night, discreet wall lighting illuminates the interior with a diffuse light that complements the muted palette.

With this considered approach to materiality and connection to the surroundings – alongside generous floor plans and an open flow of space – The International reimagines luxury apartment living in a style that evokes high-end hotel and hospitality fit-outs.

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