Magnificent Australian House Features A Blend Of Styles From Different Eras

When approach by an Australian family with a passion for design seeking to build a new home for themselves on the shores of Bronte, a beachside suburb of Sydney, studio Luigi Rosselli Architects immediately knew this was going to be an amazing project.

The house has a unique design specifically created for this particular piece of land
The house has a unique design specifically created for this particular piece of land

They worked closely with their clients to bring their unique vision to life and earlier this year the whole thing was complete. A 150 square meter family home that looks amazing and feels great too. 

 

On the exterior elements like the recessed entry, the balconies and the chimney add depth to the facadesView in gallery
On the exterior elements like the recessed entry, the balconies and the chimney add depth to the facades
The skylights and the light-colored timber ceiling give the upper floor a very airy aesthetic
The skylights and the light-colored timber ceiling give the upper floor a very airy aesthetic

The house didn’t follow the traditional structure of Australian homes where the living areas are always placed on the ground level. Instead in this case they were put on the upper floor which is a common practice in Europe. This way the social areas were permitted to take full advantage of the magnificent views towards the ocean, to take in the breeze and at the same time to distance themselves from the street and beachside areas. 

The latticework design on the shutters turns these into a beautiful design element
The latticework design on the shutters turns these into a beautiful design element
The rammed earth walls and their curved shape makes this bedroom look very cozy
The rammed earth walls and their curved shape makes this bedroom look very cozy
Overall this house features a blend of styles such as modern, traditional and even medieval
Overall this house features a blend of styles such as modern, traditional and even medieval
The open balcony on the top floor has an amazing view of the ocean
The open balcony on the top floor has an amazing view of the ocean
The materials and textures included in the design have an authentic charm
The materials and textures included in the design have an authentic charm

Another key particularity of this house is the fact that it was meant to look and to feel very organic and to promote a simple and natural lifestyle in harmony with nature. 

The rooftop garden amplifies the immersive feeling which this house offers
The rooftop garden amplifies the immersive feeling which this house offers

In order to make that happen the architects included in their design features such as large windows which let in the natural light and the ocean breeze while also exposing the interior spaces to the beautiful views, skylights, shutters with a lovely latticework design, rammed earth walls with a unique texture, iron staircase and balcony railings and also a roof garden.

The walls are kept simple and bare for the most part, allowing the focus to be on the unique architecture of the house
The walls are kept simple and bare for the most part, allowing the focus to be on the unique architecture of the house
Sliding doors allow for a seamless and smooth transition between the indoor and outdoor areas
Sliding doors allow for a seamless and smooth transition between the indoor and outdoor areas
A set of glass doors connects the top floor living areas to a balcony with a spectacular view
A set of glass doors connects the top floor living areas to a balcony with a spectacular view