FASHION designer Collette Dinnigan has taken on a new project, styling the interiors of a residential development at the site that was once Sharpie’s Golf House in Surry Hills.

Golf House, designed in collaboration with architect Peter Israel of PTI Architects, will have 45 apartments and ground-floor retail.

The design will feature copper, brick and timber details, materials that Mr Israel said were not necessarily industrial.

“It’s more that rustic-ness and homeliness of Surry Hills that is very attractive. It’s more that than industrial per se,” Mr Israel said.

“It’s the history of Surry Hills and its warehouses and great old buildings. We designed it so it will fit in context with the old and the new.”

The project will have a mix of one, two and three bedroom residences spread across seven levels.

The interiors will feature open-plan kitchen and living spaces, Miele appliances and Carrara marble benchtops and splashbacks in the kitchen and recycled wooden floors.

Ms Dinnigan said luxury and efficiency had been carefully considered in the design of each space.

“We spent hours meticulously planning the design and layout of each of the residences. It was important for us to create a liveable, contemporary home ensuring each apartment has space to relax and entertain,” she said.

The project will have a private rooftop with gardens and unobstructed views of the CBD and an underground carpark fitted with the latest numberplate recognition technology.

The on-site sales suite opens in late May, with construction expected to commence later this year.

Sharpie’s Golf House was a landmark because of its animated electric neon sign that featured a golfer sinking golf balls into a hole.

While the sign is now in the hands of the Powerhouse Museum, Mr Israel said the site’s history would not be forgotten.

“We are definitely going to provide a piece of public art to celebrate that,” he said.