What was your dream or grand plan when you designed this home?
I wanted to build my ‘forever beach-house’. The location overlooking the ocean in Bronte was worthy of doing a dedicated rebuild that would last the test of time, both in terms of quality and timeless design. I wanted a beach house not just a house at the beach…there’s a big difference.
When you did the interiors what were you trying to achieve? What sort of statement were you trying to make?
My brief was to create a house that was timeless in design, a classic beach house that looked like it had been here for some time, so in 30 years it will still look and feel like beautiful. Textures played a big part, weatherboard exteriors, timber post detailing, open exposed rafters, timber flooring, v-groove wall paneling, shaker profiles in cabinetry. All these details were important to create interest and character.
How would you describe your personal style?
Chic, striking a balance between relaxed and refined.