brian meyerson architects: bondi penthouse
brian meyerson architects: bondi penthouse brian meyerson architects: bondi penthouse
sep 07, 2011

brian meyerson architects: bondi penthouse

‘bondi penthouse’ by brian meyerson architects, bondi beach, australia image © brett boardman

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.

the penthouse’s exterior wall is setback from the boundary of the structure below image © brett boardman

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.

(left) penthouse peaks above existing structure (right) penthouse is not visible from the street images © brett boardman

aerial view of penthouse image courtesy of brian meyerson architects

entrance to roof terrace image © brett boardman

kitchen image © brett boardman

living area and kitchen image © brett boardman

fireplace image © brett boardman

ceiling detail with crevices to introduce natural light image © brett boardman

(left) water closet door closed (right) water closet door open image © brett boardman

desk area illuminated by skylight image © brett boardman

desk area and central stair image © brett boardman

(left) central stair (right) circular skylight above stair images © brett boardman

(left) linear skylight above swimming pool (right) horizontal ribbon window along pool images © brett boardman

pool image © brett boardman

(left) bathroom (right) bathroom images © brett boardman

at night image © brett boardman

site plan image courtesy of brian meyerson architects

floor plan image courtesy of brian meyerson architects

section image courtesy of brian meyerson architects

elevation image courtesy of brian meyerson architects

  • i am confused on the entry to the pool area, it looks like it extends outside too??
    love it, some really nice features and really like that its hidden from the street behind the original facade!!

    nikolai says:
  • love it, woul be better with some [url=]cushions[/url]

    decush says:
  • OMG!! Very luxury… I like it, the idea to conserve the original facade is really nice!

    Dario says:
  • absolutly totaly brillant

    Bent-Erik Munch, says:

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