- Private Residence
- Bondi, NSW
- Tim Greer, Bettina Siegmund, Helen Hughes. Photos by Michael Nicholson.
Over the years, this inter-war Portuguese rendered Bondi house had become somewhat built out by its neighbours. The house needed another floor on top and complete reconfiguring inside to take advantage of its magnificent views.
Originally, the house had sat on its headland, overlooking the beach on one side and the Tasman Sea on the other. We wanted to restore that privilege. Beneath saw tooth roof forms we angled three walls to march towards Bondi Beach and turned another toward Hastings Parade and the ocean. Beach and ocean views are now seen from every new room, and the sun flows throughout.
A beach and boat theme is used everywhere, in the use of natural stone in the bathrooms and timber floors and trim. The joinery lining the stair is â€˜sea foamâ€™ coloured polyurethane, and the white walls give a reflective open-air shimmer to the place.