Australian firm Brian Meyerson Architects has completed the ‘Bondi Penthouse’, a single family residence located in Bondi Beach, Australia. A contemporary addition perched on top of an existing building constructed in the 1920s, this dwelling is concealed from passersby on the street by the facade parapet. doubling as the roof terrace’s railing, inhabitants have unobstructed panoramic views of the ocean over the established facade’s extension.
The structure’s white metal cladding maintains its private existence amidst the bustling beachside town. The exterior perimeter is pulled inward and setback from the established footprint below allowing natural light to penetrate into a swimming pool room situated on the home’s lower level.
Upon entering the lower level of the dwelling, a central spiral stair below a large circular skylight leads up to the kitchen, living spaces and roof terrace. Views of the nearby beach are revealed to the bedrooms placed along the north facade. Enclosed with glass doors, the east facade can be completely opened to access the open air sundeck and introduce the ocean breeze. A five meter long void within the main corridor’s ceiling and ribbon windows along the south facade permits sunlight to fully permeate the interior.Location: Bondi Beach, Australia Architect: Brian Meyerson Architects Project name: Bondi Penthouse
Photos: Brett Boardman