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From the busy, unassuming, suburban street of Military Road the house reveals very little of itself. It presents as a protector of its inhabitants yet is gentle in its embrace, offering to the street delicate glimpses of its subtlety through carefully crafted openings. This house is private but it is welcoming. An entry sequence begins an unveiling of secrets. The path along one side widens to a double-height entry and a layered composition of windows—eyes looking out with purpose. It is from inside that the house transcends its suburban streetscape and uncovers its coastal setting. Much time was spent with each fenestration to capture a moment and frame a view. Bondi to the south, the street to the east, and west to the city and the harbour. Considered openings are designed to offer various moments of surprise and delight with each outlook. It is from the safety of the garden where the house finally reveals itself fully. The west elevation exposes itself to the environment, flooding the kitchen and living area in light. Deep eaves offer protection from the sun and frame expansive views of the Sydney skyline. The building steps away from the northern boundary at the rear to add a north facing aspect and terrace to the living space. View more View full description
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