LJ Hooker Real Estate – Willoughby

Designer: Cordony Designs

Installer: Al-Chami Projects & OP Projects

Owner: LJ Hooker Willoughby/Artarmon principal John McManus

Products Used: Austratus Fin Profile, Hemlock, Beach Hut Grey

About the project

LJ Hooker Willoughby/Artarmon has won silver in the commercial category of the prestigious 2018 Sydney Design Awards for the design of their office on Mowbray Road, Willoughby.

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The Austratus Difference

The Austratus timber slatted ceiling system plays a big part in the bold and stunning design of this project. The choice of Beach Hut Grey coating tones with the rich palette of black, browns and other greys, creating a luxurious yet comfortable environment for both Clients and Staff.
“The boardroom feels more like a dining room, [and] the meeting room appears more like a lounge room with an elevated sense of luxury flowing through to the workspace,” the judging panel said.
The Design technique in the ceiling captures much attention as it follows the flow of the space below it in each area. Curves and intersections only create more of a statement with the beautiful straight lines of the Hemlock slats.

Testimonial from Owner:

"I wanted the office to be a physical representation of the experience customers expect from the real estate process.
“When people are selling, buying or investing, they’re making what can be life-changing decisions and expect a level of service commensurate with their commitment.”
Mr McManus added that the setting also enhanced the diligence and commitment of his team. “Your approach to work is a by-product of your setting, so when you’re working in an innovative environment, it undoubtedly influences your own standards."