Architecturally designed by Aspect Designs, this light-filled dwelling is characterised by vast, free-flowing spaces. Inspired by the famous atriums of ancient Rome, many rooms in the home feature soaring double-height ceilings, which cultivate a spacious atmosphere. Featuring plenty of expansive glass windows, the home is cleverly designed to capture spectacular bushland vistas and provide a sense of living among the treetops. Showcasing sweeping views of the surrounding landscape and
nearby national park, the upper level of the home reaches an impressive 17m above street level. Upon entering the house, the first thing you’ll notice is the extraordinary plunge pool with infinity edges. Overlooking the lush surrounding canopies, the remarkable pool sets the tone for the rest of the property.
With access to all three levels, a glass lift on a self-supporting frame ensures the homeowners and their guests can move around the house with ease. Similarly, a floating timber staircase connects to a walkway on the upper level, which leads to the main bedroom. Parisian-oak and Italian Calacatta-marble flooring features throughout the home, while charcoal-coloured carpet was selected for the bedrooms. Sourced from Israel, New York marble was used for the kitchen’s island bench, which is backlit to emphasise the material’s inimitable beauty. Built on a challenging site that inclines 50 degrees over 20 metres, the unique project posed significant challenges to the design and construction teams. An abundance of vegetation and trees made manoeuvring materials such as steel beams and columns extremely difficult. Following extensive rock excavation, 1000 tonnes of sandstone were removed from the building site. The substructure of the three-storey home is supported by durable Uni-Pier posts, while concrete reinforces the basement level.
Established more than 35 years ago by Michael Sasso, Aspect Designs successfully blends authentic architectural diversity with practical construction expertise. Completing projects in Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle and the South Coast, the multidisciplinary practice offers a unique service comprising site selection and appraisal, building design and documentation, interior and landscape design, and tenders and builder selection, as well as project management. With such a high level of quality becoming synonymous with the Aspect Designs name, the company has set a benchmark in the prestige residential market. The team believe in combining detailed and innovative concepts with collaborative customer service, and it’s this philosophy that allows them to create homes that reflect clients’ individual needs and unique aesthetic preferences.