Though the idea of living in Sydney’s most famous coastal town may conjure thoughts of salty breezes floating through your home and envious beach views, this isn’t always the case, Or so the owners of a large beach bungalow in North Bondi found out. They turned to Andrew Burges Architects to convert the less than ideal house into a modern family home that would live up to the expectations of the beach-side suburb.
With a lack of natural light and airflow in the existing house, the architects sought to overhaul the entire property. The result, dubbed Brick House, is expansive and truly able to embrace its surrounds. Natural materials have been used in the interior construction, plus floor to ceiling windows have been employed to blur the lines between inside and outside. Two double-height voids with skylights illuminate both levels of the home, while small bridges connect the spaces upstairs.