This waterfront villa in Palm Beach, Sydney, Australia, was recently transformed from an ’80s bungalow into an inviting family retreat. Alexander & Co Architects aimed for better circulation inside the building, corridors with a view and access to the water.
“The dwelling, pushed back from the water’s edge, presented challenges, due to this lack of physical connection that was evident in neighboring properties,” the architects said. “The core idea focused on neutralizing the exterior in a way that fits in with the landscape to avoid detracting from the beauty of the surrounding context.”
Light and breezy, the interiors pay tribute to coastal design, while being highly contemporary. Wood finishes and graphic art paintings make you feel welcome when stepping inside this beach house. The floor-to-ceiling windows flood the rooms in natural light.
“The garden was refined, designed with proportion in mind in order to achieve a sense of privacy as well as maximize use of amenities for the client,” the architects added. “The large-scale opening explored opportunity for external living and dining, an integral aspect to the client brief addressing the need for entertaining spaces, essential for a home away from home.”
The new garden space offers the much needed indoor/outdoor connection the old bungalow lacked. Have a look at the photos and let us know what you think! Photography by Felix Forest.