Cliff Top House

Sea Scape

To quote Vogue Living – which recently featured this Hare + Klein project in their 50th Birthday 50 Greatest Rooms list – “This beachside Sydney Bungalow is re-created as a sophisticated light-washed urban home.”

Deceptively simple this new home was designed by Popov Bass Architects overlooking iconic Bondi Beach on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other.

Beautiful sight lines from ocean to beach, through the double volume organic curved spine seamlessly connect spaces. The restrained detail and materials selection softly punctuate and enhance the free flowing sculptural form and link the spaces and views – both vertically and horizontally.

The client’s brief was founded on creating a sense of calm and comfort. A light, relaxed interior, textured, uncluttered, washed out colours and greying timber in keeping with the home’s relationship with the sea and beach.

The brief, architecture and sense of place informed the interior design concept. Selected finishes introduce subtle nuances of texture, lustre, warmth, washed taupes, greys and white. Kitchens and bathrooms are pared back with elements expressed in oversized proportions. Joinery lightly touches the curved spine. Within this restrained palette, rich texture is added in the choice of fabrics, art, furniture, rugs and throws.

The interpretation of the split-level floor-plan enables separate yet connected zones, defined by function. Open, social spaces lead to intimate, quiet spaces (and vice versa) as you journey up and around the central organic spine. The delineation – and cohesion – of these connected spaces was achieved with meticulous design detailing and seamless finishes, inside and out.

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Photography by Jenni Hare