Renovation: Justin Hemmes transforms his family's historic waterfront mansion - Vogue Living

In Justin Hemmes, the chief executive officer of the Merivale hospitality group, moved back into his family home, The Hermitage, a heritage-listed waterfront manse in Sydney

Renovation: Justin Hemmes transforms his family's historic waterfront mansion - Vogue Living

Renovation: Justin Hemmes transforms his family& historic waterfront mansion: Hemmes spent the next few years renovating the property, which was built in Brian Hess, of Sydney firm Hess Hoen, oversaw the structural work and interior design.

Renovation: Justin Hemmes transforms his family's historic waterfront mansion - Vogue Living

Renovation: Justin Hemmes transforms his family's historic waterfront mansion - Vogue Living + Small lap pool with bar.i would make the bar area a outdoor kitchen or changing room

John Hemmes grew up in Indonesia and spent several years in a POW camp. In Sydney, with his wife Merivale, he became a style icon, running the clothing stores House of Merivale and Mr John. The couple is photographed in the bar of the Coffee Shop in their new Pitt Street location in Sydney, about 1969.

Snapshot in time: John and Merivale Hemmes in the bar of the Coffee Shop in Pitt Street, Sydney.

Renovation: Justin Hemmes transforms his family's historic waterfront mansion: YOU SHOULD ALSO SEE: This is your dream master bedroom suite Tour Coogee Pavilion's rooftop bar and restaurant

Renovation: Justin Hemmes transforms his family& historic waterfront mansion: YOU SHOULD ALSO SEE: This is your dream master bedroom suite Tour Coogee Pavilion's rooftop bar and restaurant

Model for House of Merivale 1972

House of Merivale Model Sue Austin 1972

House of Merivale & Mr John, Sydney, Australia 1972

House of Merivale & Mr John, Sydney, Australia 1972

Renovation: Justin Hemmes transforms his family's historic waterfront mansion: In the living space adjacent to the dining area a B&B Italia ‘JJ’ rocking chair from Space Furniture sits alongside a Baxter 'Chester Moon' sofa by Paola Navone and wicker armchair from The Country Trader.

In the living space adjacent to the dining area a B&B Italia ‘JJ’ rocking chair from Space Furniture sits alongside a Baxter 'Chester Moon' sofa by Paola Navone and wicker armchair from The Country Trader.


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