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Whale Beach House 5

Location:
Whale Beach
Type:
House
Year:
2000
Interior Designer:
BKH Architects
Photographer:
Sharrin Rees

Clean internal planes form a contrasting backdrop to textures and colours of the outdoors and the neutral palette within.

Polished concrete flooring is used both internally and externally, uniting the progression between living spaces, while three metre high bi-folding doors surround the entire home, creating an extraordinary atmosphere for relaxed coastal living and ensuring a constant engagement with the superb terraces and gardens.

Underfloor heating throughout provides a comfortable environment in the cooler winter months while ceiling fans and the beautiful bi-folds in every room create a breeze filled atmosphere.

All the bathrooms are finished in the same Calacatta marble and feature imported fixtures and premium finishes.

Other standout appointments include a sauna/steam room, beautiful in-ground Jacuzzi within the rear gardens, internal lift from the four car garage, 3000 bottle temperature controlled wine cellar, Artrack system in all main living areas and custom joinery concealing massive storage spaces throughout the home.

Commanding in form, this bold concrete home surrenders to its glorious surrounds with a luxuriously carefree coastal spirit.

Anchored high on a hillside, in a lush beachside suburb dominated by angled roofs and Hamptons-style mansions, this Sydney home-stands out with its brusque geometric form and masculine palette.

The north-facing, three-storey house, which the owner himself calls a “concrete bunker”, is the work of architect and interior designer Iain Halliday of Burley Katon Halliday (BKH), who has here eschewed current design trends to marry the aesthetic of Modernist architecture with the softness and sophistication of a European Villa.

“I was determined the house would be unlike anything else around not for the sake of it, but because projects that really
suit the client and location aren’t necessarily about fashion,” says the designer.

“My Vision was of a kind of contemporary Version of a villa. The Italians have that wonderful tradition of these really sturdy Villas; they are built on rock and perched oceanside.

They’re about timelessness and solidity and generosity of scale, and that was the idea I had in mind.”

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090FM

090FM

Swivel spout for floor mounting. Available in heights of 700, 800, 900, 1000mm Available in polished chrome (16) satin chrome (20) stainless steel (40) natural brass (19) or a choice of 15 colours.

2201

2201

Arne Jacobsen

One-handle bath build-in mixer with ceramic disc technology. Available with the option of 25 mm, 55 mm (M) or 100 mm (L) lever, 60 mm circular flange (2001) - for use with a combined bath inlet and wa...

2500-T1

2500-T1

Arne Jacobsen

One-handle mixer with ceramic disc technology, for table mounting. Available with the option of 25 mm, 55 mm (M) or 100 mm (L) lever. Comes with seperate hand shower (T1). Available in polished chrom...

671

671

Arne Jacobsen

Two-handle build-in mixer with 1/4 turn ceramic disc technology. Available with option of 25mm, 60mm (M) or 100mm (L) lever. Levers are coloured in red and blue to indicate temperature. 60 mm circul...

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Diapason (New)

Kreon / Jan Van Lierde

Diapason re-invented A quarter of a century after the design classic "Diapason" was launched by Kreon, the timeless piece in lighting design takes a turn for the future to meet today's re... More

KV1

KV1

Arne Jacobsen

KV1 One-handle mixer with ceramic disc technology, 360 degree double swivel spout with water saving aerator. Available with the option of 25 mm, 55 mm (M) or 100 mm (L) lever. Available in p...

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