Plaster and tile play nicely with brick and steel in this Bondi beach home defined by sharp contrast.

This revamped Bondi home isn’t your typical oceanside pad. Although it’s light and airy inside, there’s a rawness to its materiality that gives it a more industrial vibe. Andrew Burges Architects worked extensively with the homeowners, Will and Julia Dangar, who took a hands-on approach to the design.

Plaster and tile play nicely with brick and steel in this Bondi beach home defined by sharp contrast.

Plaster and tile play nicely with brick and steel in this Bondi beach home defined by sharp contrast.

Photo: Peter Bennetts

The couple are involved in the renovation industry themselves—they run a landscape design business, and Will is a partner in a construction company. “It was a very integrated process,” remarks architect Andrew Burges.

With a solid eye for residential remodels, Will and Julia had a very specific brief in mind. They wanted to orchestrate social engagement between the public spaces of the home and the exterior laneway, and it had to work as both a vacation rental and a secondary home.

Photo: Peter Bennetts

While Bondi is know for its array of architecture, this particular neighborhood features a mix of homes, cafes, and restaurants—and lots of foot traffic. In order to maintain a sense of privacy, Burges and his team transformed the long, thin Federation-era home with various materials, and took extra care to position the private spaces on the second floor.

Photo: Peter Bennetts

See the full story on Dwell.com: A Raw Yet Refined Bondi Beach Home Opens Up to the Neighborhood
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