A smart blend of contrasting finishes that include copper stone terrazzo and beeswax plaster create a fun interior where artwork and accessories add bright and vivacious color.
On the inside it is white along with light wooden tones that shape the living area along with the kitchen and dining room that flow into the central courtyard. One the other side of the lovely courtyard sits the bedroom that is connected with the living area through a stone pathway. The presence of the central courtyard adds to the cheerful and light-filled ambiance of the interior with pendants in bright orange making their snazzy presence felt.
Designed by Tobias Partners the house was originally built in 1980s and was in urgent need of a fresh modern makeover. Despite the difficult access to the lot and the constraints placed by the existing form of the house the interiors were completely opened up to welcome in gentle ocean breeze and a flood of natural light.
Beyond the passive solar design principles a lovely garden and green landscape around the residence add to its sustainable style. Despite a modest street façade the house opens up towards the rear and brings the outdoors inside.
A long 150 foot curtainwall surrounds the house and gives it its distinct façade while large glass walls open the living area towards the view outside. With changing seasons one sees the varying sights and sounds of the landscape become a part of the interior giving it a beautiful and diverse backdrop.
Low ceilings of the interior were done away with to usher in further sense of spaciousness with the three opulent levels of the home holding a craft room music room cinema room along with a lovely library – spaces that perfectly complement the living area and the bedrooms! Combining a neutral backdrop with color warmth of wood and understated lighting this Sydney residence combines urbane finesse with relaxing beach style.
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