Above the clear blue sea, this house embodies the spirit of seaside living in response to a magical site – endless ocean in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs on a rocky headland with an ideal north-east aspect. The design is discreet in scale, has a quiet focus and layered materiality, and is sensitive to both site and neighbours providing mystery and privacy along one of Sydney’s busiest coastlines.
Designed by Renato D’Ettorre Architects, inside the house slowly unfolds, a veil of perforated brick wraps the façade directing the eye and filtering light.
At ground level where the family gathers, the view is strategically angled with walls and openings for privacy and discovery leading through a series of communal, private and cosy spaces. In the master bedroom and bathroom above, this takes shape in a series of concealed lookouts for gazing along the coast.
The owners wished to give the interior of their home the same attention and quality as had been given to its architectural shell. Interior designer Belinda Brown, has created stylish, contemporary design interiors with a relaxing, uncluttered and peaceful atmosphere that adapt harmoniously to the surrounding landscape, embracing its seaside lifestyle.