This creation from the MPR Design Group is an ultra modern penthouse apartment perched on top of an original Art Deco building above. The apartment boasts unbroken views of Bondi Bay and Beach. Angular windows and skylights allow the 180 square meters of living space to be bathed in masses of natural light.
This beautiful beach house was meant for architect David Berridge who has spent the last 30 years in New York City. But the fond memories of childhood on the beaches in New Zealand has meant that the Otama Beach House has been designed to replicate that feeling and nostalgia as the architect intends to now spend some time down under.
All of the apartment’s architectural materials have been sensitively selected to add a contemporary feel to the apartment both contrasting and complementing the historic frontage of the historic building beneath. The main structure is clad in a lightweight silver and white Alucobond skin; limestone and Calcutta marble stonework and lime washed timber floorboards and decking complete the elegant design.
The interiors largely follow a sleek and almost minimalist trend that seems absolutely apt for the apartment while the completely neutral shades offer a serene setting. The large floral design on one of the walls in the living area presents an interesting and appealing contrast as well. The bedrooms sport modern furnishings and come loaded with plenty of accessories to charm upon entering the room and the kids’ bedroom seems to incorporate an extra dash of color here and there.
The Dalene Cabin opens up towards the south to offer plenty of natural ventilation and sunshine while it uses dark firpannels on the outside and oak on the inside to ensure that the aesthetics of the home are just about perfect.