Monochromatic Waterfront Holiday House In Sydney

This monochromatic contemporary house in Sydney is a waterfront dwelling with amazing ocean views

This monochromatic contemporary house in Sydney is a waterfront dwelling with amazing ocean views

This beach house is far from being typical, it features a monochromatic color scheme and literally no hints on the coastal location or the beaches around, just large windows with great views of the Pacific Ocean.

The property is called Palm Beach House and is 310 square meter, originally built in the 1980s, the house had fallen into a state of ruin – its concrete facade was cracked and several of its wooden window shutters were broken. The owners wanted a rich in detail house with a feel of being on holiday, so the architects first made a series of structural changes to the home. While a majority of the external masonry walls were able to be restored, the roof and internal partitions had to be rebuilt. Several new windows were then created at ground level to provide a better visual connection with the ocean. Outside there’s a terrace with a roofed dining space and a manicured lawn with amazing views of the ocean.

The pared-back interiors, subdued palette and handmade quality creates a lived in atmosphere for the client, an important element for them to experience a sense of place and history. Walls in the open-plan living area are painted entirely white, along with cabinetry in the kitchen. Grey marble also features heavily, forming surfaces in the kitchen and a fireplace in the living space, complemented by stone-colored sofas. Touches of warmth are offered by wooden dining chairs and a timber ceiling, created from panels of American oak. The space division in the open layout is done with the help of different flooring: tiles, wood and concrete.

 

The open layout includes a dining and living space  a kitchen, and the division is done with flooring

The open layout includes a dining and living space a kitchen, and the division is done with flooring

The kitchen is done with white cabinets, white marble and black touches for a dramatic feel

The kitchen is done with white cabinets, white marble and black touches for a dramatic feel

The monochromatic color palette is continued in every single corner, and comfy furniture makes the spaces inviting

The monochromatic color palette is continued in every single corner, and comfy furniture makes the spaces inviting

Molding adds elegance and a refined feel to the spaces, and wood makes them warmer

Molding adds elegance and a refined feel to the spaces, and wood makes them warmer

The master bedroom is fully opened to outdoors through a glazed wall with a door

The master bedroom is fully opened to outdoors through a glazed wall with a door

The bathroom is done with white marble and wood and features amazing views from the windows

The bathroom is done with white marble and wood and features amazing views from the windows

Outside there's a dining space under a roof and a manicured lawn with amazing views

Outside there's a dining space under a roof and a manicured lawn with amazing views

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