Representing the new standard for retirement living in Sydney is Architectus &
CHOFRI’s ‘Watermark Freshwater’, the new apartment complex at the redeveloped
Harbord Diggers.
No longer isolated living, at Watermark Freshwater, seniors have more options for a
flexible and integrated lifestyle. With a buzzing dining, fitness and entertainment
precinct just below the new, beautifully designed apartments, residents have
everything they could need and more at hand, including a private garden area, secure
parking, a 24 hour concierge service, emergency call buttons and on site health
In addition to these plentiful amenities, the Watermark apartments are spoilt with
sensational views over Freshwater, and their interiors feature beautiful floorboards
throughout, an inclusion that has not always been the norm for seniors living.

“We are seeing a shift in thinking and design surrounding seniors
living, with architects and developers focussing on beautifully
designed spaces and finishes. ”

– Tilly Cefai | Style Timber

“To achieve the client’s luxury look for the apartment at Harbord Diggers, the design group selected Style Timber’s oak timber flooring. The team at Style Timber were knowledgeable and assisted the design team with queries on the suitability of the flooring in a coastal environment and information on slip resistance..”

– Jennifer Husman | Architectus

Initially, only a handful of buyers opted to upgrade to timber. Once a display suite using Style Timber flooring was created, the numbers for subsequent buyers choosing the timber upgrade was more than 80%. The display suite showed purchasers how stunning the apartments looked with timber floors and how well they complemented the rest of the interiors.

Including timber flooring in these apartments, instead of carpet, not only looks modern and stylish, it makes sense. Living with timber is much easier in terms of cleaning than carpet, which is a consideration as people get older, and it is ideal to have timber flooring for seaside living.


Timber works with any décor, whether contemporary or traditional. It’s also cool in summer and warm in winter, it ticks all the boxes. For senior’s living, these buyers want to live in a space that is modern with all the bells and whistles like any other space anywhere in Sydney for young and old alike.


At Style Timber Floor, we are committed to exceptional craftsmanship and uncompromising quality. Working closely with not only the brightest and best architects and designers locally but also with International suppliers, and using state of the art manufacturing, we are proud to have developed our new range of European Oak, American Oak, American Walnut, Hickory, American Ash and Teak. We pride ourselves on our large range of widths, length, strength and stability, our designs (including both 45 and 30-degree angles for chevron and the widest board widths in Herringbone), our wear layer from 2 to 6mm and our customised colours, sizes, finishes and substrates. Keeping with our one project, one team philosophy, we are delighted to offer a Turnkey Service Solution – timbers for multiple applications,  the floor, walls and ceilings, to joinery – all seamlessly integrated and managed. Get in contact to learn more!