Dramatic cliffs carve out sandy coves that welcome the Pacific Ocean and its peaceful rhythm. That’s the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and home to this perfect contemporary beach house. It’s the thoughtful work of Luigi Roselli Architects and interior design studio Alwill. Grounded in natural sandstone, overlooking the sky and the sea, the home called Pacific View Point was designed in and of its environment.
Design in and from the surroundings
It’s arranged in an offset layered composition — its unique geometry a direct reflection of the building site’s geology. Each angle of the house is precisely positioned to capture the sweeping ocean views. The uppermost floor, the living area, has a curved glass, floor-to-ceiling window akin to the bow of a ship, reaching outwards towards the sea. There, from inside or on the adjacent balcony you can see from Bronte Beach all the way past famous Bondi Beach to the headlands of Sydney Harbour. On the ground and lower ground floors, unlike the expansiveness of the upstairs master bedroom and living areas with their large windows and balconies, the architects drew from the rocky strata. There are fewer windows with some even exposing the subterranean view of prehistoric rock. The stairs are a prominent feature in the house, more than just a transitional space. With glass block walls and translucent steps, they wrap around an elevator creating a light well. The architects compared it to a scuba diver venturing in and out of the deep.
Warm and inviting, but also refined and sophisticated
It’s humanist architecture and design that’s conscious of the environment it inhabits. The landscape’s serenity is encapsulated in this Sydney home. Pacific View Point is everything you could want in a beach house and family home — it’s warm and inviting and yet refined and sophisticated. Not to mention those views…
Images courtesy of Luigi Rosselli Architects