This contemporary Sydney residence is modernist seaside living at its finest

It’s all about texture in this Sydney home by Luigi Rosselli Architects. The house, which was built for a young family on a battle axe block overlooking Bronte, acts as a big balcony built to browse the beach.

The cooperative effort of project architect Corrado Palleschi, interior designer Alexandra Donohoe and the client has seen a graphic palette of black and white tones carried to great effect throughout the house.

Nowhere is the result of this bold application seen more clearly than in the main stairwell where the dark timber treads and handrail seem to float in mid-air. Beneath it sits Moroso’s ‘Take a Line For a Walk’ chair (available locally from Matisse).

The kitchen is another key area for the monochromatic colour scheme with black and white cabinetry creating a continuation of the floor and ceiling.

A geometric rug enlivens the living area while two ochre-coloured chairs create a focal point. Gubi’s 3D dining chairs have been used (available locally from Cult) alongside a pair of Bloomy chairs designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso (available locally from Matisse).

The house’s discerning use of curves is also a common theme throughout, seen below in the master bedroom’s en-suite, rendered in marble tiles.


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