This three-storey modern family home was thoughtfully designed by Archebiosis Architects. The company was tasked with creating a home that honoured the rich history and landscape of Coogee Beach. Featuring sprawling ocean views, plenty of natural light and a seamless connection between the indoors and outdoors, the home is as functional as it is stunning.
The expert team extensively researched the area prior to construction, the findings from which framed the home’s entire design. The unique pitched roof was a thoughtful nod to the old bathing pavilions along Coogee Beach. Taking further inspiration from the surrounding local landscape, charred timber cladding and natural stone were selected for the exterior, creating a striking result.
The home’s interior is equally well designed and full of character. 22,000 bricks were recycled from the original house to create the impressive exposed brick feature wall, which extends throughout all three levels. Steel accents add plenty of visual interest, while the timber trusses and staircase provide additional warmth and contrast beautifully against the polished concrete floors.
The lobby entry and garage are located on the ground floor, while four generous-sized bedrooms occupy the first floor. The second floor features bright, open and enviable living spaces that take advantage of the sun and ocean views. Balconies and terraces elegantly frame the main living area, cleverly bridging the indoor and outdoor entertaining areas.
Archebiosis Architects took considered measures to utilise a passive design to create a comfortable residence without a large environmental impact. The concrete floors have a high thermal mass and absorb the sun’s energy. The home was also fitted with a rainwater tank and LED lighting throughout.
Established in 2013 by Diego Jaime and Edith Clark, Archebiosis Architects is a Sydney-based architectural practice specialising in the design and project management of residential and commercial buildings, from luxurious beachside properties and heritage-style homes to aged care facilities and hospitality venues. With a passion for innovative design and sustainable construction methods, the company takes a considered approach to every project it completes, from the way the building interacts with the natural elements to its wider impact on the broader community.