Bronte House designed by Tobias Partners, anchors to its site attentively as terraces and overlooks enviable Bronte Beach and Pacific Ocean. Indeed, the architect dissect the whole and propose a series of stepped elements that comprise the home. Hence, offering meaningful connections to outdoor spaces. The concept was to terrace volumes up the site and away from the street. It allows for a more recessive building. Whilst enabling each level of the house to access daylight further through the day.

The top level connects to a rear herb and fruit garden. The bedrooms and study overlook the living lawned garden. Whilst, the lower level, with it’s garden and pool frequently used and sits above the footpath separated only by planting at the boundary. Surely, all levels have multiple connections to external gardens, creating a feeling of being firmly grounded in the site.

In addition to this, materiality of the building kept simple with stepped concrete frames containing the other elements, mostly glazing or timber screening. Creating a building which is durable and long lasting, which employs passive principles for heating and cooling, and which interacts with its social and environmental contexts were primary aims of the team. Also, ensuring that this project is a responsible and sustainable contribution to Sydney’s urban fabric. It has been carefully designed and constructed to represent value for money over a long life and a quality of building that will require little ongoing maintenance.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

Clean lines and crisp openings connect the interior lived experience of Bronte House with its expansive surrounding ocean views. As curated sightlines out toward the ocean and adjacent beach make the home feel as though it is floating.
Bronte House, elegant multiples levels with ocean views by Tobias Partners
Bronte House, elegant multiples levels with ocean views by Tobias Partners
As a counterbalance to the cool starkness of the masonry elements, darkened timber features as a textural relief, adding a natural touch.
Bronte House, elegant multiples levels with ocean views by Tobias Partners
Also, looking out over Bronte Beach and the Pacific Ocean, the house brings the stunning indoor outdoor living spaces.
Bronte House, elegant multiples levels with ocean views by Tobias Partners
Bronte House, elegant multiples levels with ocean views by Tobias Partners
Bronte House, elegant multiples levels with ocean views by Tobias Partners
In addition to this, the main finishing materials of the house are wood and marble, providing long lasting durability over time.
Bronte House, elegant multiples levels with ocean views by Tobias Partners
Bronte House, elegant multiples levels with ocean views by Tobias Partners

The Bronte House Gallery:

Text by the Architects: A dramatically steep site meant that the existing single storey house was neither benefiting from all areas of the property nor capturing the aspect and outlook over the ocean. Considering the context, it was apparent that a common approach of new buildings in the surrounding area was to build maximum height buildings as far forward as possible. Creating multi-storey flat facades overlooking streets or visible from the foreshore. Leaving lower levels disconnected from other functions of the house and upper levels disconnected from the ground. We wanted to take a more sensitive approach to the topography of site and how the building reads from the public domain.

Photo credit: Justin Alexander| Source: Tobias Partners

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: 27 Renny St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
– Tel: +61 2 9361 4800
– Email: [email protected]

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