This new home in Lavender Bay takes full advantage of its location, with large volumes engaging with dynamic views across Sydney Harbour.

Home to a family of five plus space for guests, it also includes a dedicated home office on one level, with dual terraces that provide expansive and introspective outlooks.

The steep site – which drops 16 metres from the street to water’s edge – faces east, taking in a sweeping vista that includes Luna Park, the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

A deep excavation was required to accommodate our clients’ brief and maintain view-corridors for surrounding properties.

From the street, the house reads as a single level, and the main entry sequence makes a feature of the Harbour Bridge’s north-western pylon.

Descending downstairs, a monumental in-situ concrete spine runs the length of the interior, connecting all five levels. Skylights bring light deep into the building.

Bedrooms are organised off this spine, and the open living spaces are arranged across the lower levels, which lead outside to the garden, the pool and the harbour’s edge.


Lavender Bay, NSW


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Justin Alexander