57 Gardyne Street, Bronte

This incredible site in lovely beach-side Bronte maximises views to the beach and connections to outside spaces by setting a new family home over four levels.

Perched on a steep site but concealed from the street, the planning takes full advantage of the topography and provides a full aperture to the view on all levels while providing a practical, liveable home.

A side courtyard collects the midday and afternoon sun. Two intersecting skillion roofs follow the fall of the natural ground levels to drop articulated northern light deep into the heart of the house.

The plan is arranged to provide a graduation of private spaces progressing through to the upper levels of the house. A series of playful elements, like the glass pool edge at the pedestrian entrance and the double height rock feature wall within the rumpus, along with a highly considered pallet of materials add delight and enliven every space and create a genuine contemporary homestead or urban farmhouse in the heart of Bronte.

Alexandra Buchanan Architects