Located on the ridge top of Sydney's escarpment overlooking the beach side suburb of Bondi, a three level curved concrete wall is the core of this house with ‘holes punched out of it’ to enable the occupants to pass through to different zones.
Frameless glass rails become ‘invisible’ so as not to impede on the extensive views.
Timber floors, stone feature walls, rugs and furnishings combine with the polished concrete 'core' to provide warmth.
Located opposite a golf course in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, this house was designed for a retired couple seeking a resort style home
Split face concrete blocks and external louvres provide texture to the front facade
The entry is accessed via 1m deep platform steps to break up the journey to the front door
This house was designed for a young family on a very steep site. A lot of excavation into rock was required and the swimming pool is anchored into the side of the rock cliff.
Excavation into the rock was required to build the pool. Natural rock was retained where possible
Pool Deck with outdoor sunken lounge overhead
An outdoor shower with hot and cold water services the pool area. The cantilevered outdoor sunken lounge takes in the ocean views
Outdoor sunken lounge and living room
Recessed tracks for doors that disappear into a wall cavity when opened create the ultimate indoor / outdoor space
Recycled timber beams that were once power poles support the glass roof over the walkway from the entry gate to the front door
View from the bedroom balcony looking east
Bedroom balcony looking down
Looking down through the recycled timber pergola beams over the outdoor sunken lounge on the mid level and the swimming pool on the lower level
View from Entrance
Looking down from the front entry towards the dining and living areas and the stairs up to the bedroom level. Materials and finishes include - Polished concrete floors, recycled timber planks for stairs, recessed niche shelving with 'relaxed render' finish, concrete feature walls. Timber cupboard doors in the foreground (for kids school bags and soccer gear) are laser cut with mirror backing.
Recycled timber beams overhead and monastery doors from India give a glimpse of what is to follow inside the gates
Overlooking 100 year old trees,this home is a celebration of its natural surroundings. Made possible by the use of concrete, steel and glass and by judicious design of its spaces.
Each room takes advantage of the ‘green’ outlook whilst heat gain and sun control is managed by external aluminium louvres