Utilising a vertical courtyard to link levels on a steeply sloping site, this house is conceived as a suspended belvedere, maximising views, solar aspect and privacy.
With a florist and an engineer commissioning this stunning new home project, the design had to bring together two diverse residential living concepts - natural splendour and modern functionality.
The client brief was arranged into a series of layers and experiences - located according to priority for privacy, views, protection from harsh weather, access to natural light and breezes.
Hidden in an affluent coastal suburb is 'Vodka Palace', a luxurious concrete cave, tempered with natural timber finishes and primed for premium culinary, audio and visual pleasure.
The brief was to transform this brick Victorian home, situated on a main road, into a tranquil family residence capable of accommodating the lifestyle of the occupants for many years to come.
A strong sense of scale, form, and materiality are employed to establish a sense of timeless simplicity within the interior of this apartment situated in Bondi Beach.
Dubbed “the concrete bunker” for its deliberate use of rendered finishes, and rejection of ornamentation, this Camperdown apartment for two design professionals is intimate, yet utilitarian.
By gently pulling back layers of history, Cumulus Studio were able to uncover the true identity of the home while comfortably accommodating for an active, social family lifestyle.
This renovation project provided Winwood McKenzie Architects with a genuine opportunity to reimagine a residence so that it represented the lives and values of its owner.