Located on Sydney’s Bondi Beach, this four level house occupies a narrow infill site, and has been designed to maximise its’ compact 120m2 site and capitalise on views across Icebergs to the beach.

Project Name: Bondi
Studio Name: Mathieson Architects
Completion date: 2011
Building levels: 3
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photography: Romello Pereira

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The ground level accommodates the entry hall and two bedrooms; one, on the beachside opens onto a courtyard with a cut-out that frames the sweep of the beach, the other opens onto a garden courtyard planted with a stand of bamboo. A marble clad stair leads to the open plan living level with a central kitchen of bronze and dark brown stone.

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At each end, three massive glass panels slide up and down to access light, ventilation and views. To the east, one of the double-height openings leads to a terrace with views of the ocean. The Master Bedroom above, leads to a dressing room and spacious marble ensuite. An internal lift connects to a basement level with 2 car garage, laundry, wine cellar, and service areas.

©Romello Pereira

A limited palette of high-quality finishes are used throughout; white terrazzo, Calacatta marble, American Walnut timber and dark bronze. Externally, the street elevation is dominated by its dramatic glass and white marble façade.


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