The North Bondi II Residence is located only a few metres from the shore at Bondi Beach in Sydney. Sydney builder Horizon worked with Tobias Partners to transform the original 1980s building from a beach house into a four-bedroom, modern urban home. The build was particularly challenging – the site had difficult access, and internal finishes required a high level of care on installation. Unique features of the home include a copper fireplace, a pool cut into existing rock, terrazzo flooring and beeswax plaster walls. When working on a building so close to the sea, special building allowances must be made, including the durability of materials used. The original home had very low ceiling heights, with minimal space for services. During the build, the structure needed to be highly secured to support the removal of walls and create beautiful wide, open-plan living spaces.
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