With a history of delivering exceptional, award-winning projects on some of Sydney’s most challenging building sites, it’s no surprise that master builder Mardini Constructions were chosen to transform a dated 1970’s cliff-top apartment block into this spectacular 5 bedroom contemporary home.
Situated on a highly desirable vantage point between Bronte and Tamarama beaches, offering unrivalled views cross the full sweep of Bronte Beach and over to Mackenzies Bay, the home has been built to maximise the stunning ocean vistas. Expansive glass openings on each of the three levels, lead to 9 meter long cantilevered terraces that were added to the existing structure and finished with frameless glass balustrading, creating an illusion of the ocean being almost in arms reach.
Finished with flawless craftsmanship in the finest materials, the interior features a neutral palette, wide oak floor boards and clean simple lines, creating a feeling of understated coastal luxury that allows the views to take centre stage.
The designer kitchen forms the centre of the upper floor living space which flows from the ocean-side terrace through to the rear entertaining space and heated mineral pool, whilst maintaining visual continuity at all times with the stunning views. With only a staircase in the original structure, 30 metres of rock was hand cut to accommodate a lift shaft and glass elevator that spectacularly showcases the natural rock wall as it travels over all four levels.
The third level contains the sleeping quarters with 4 generously sized bedrooms including an enviable master suite with a freestanding bath that offers panoramic ocean views whilst relaxing at the end of the day. The second level incorporates a fully self-contained one bedroom apartment.
Adding a rare feature to a property in this location, a 6 metre wide,18 metre deep tunnel was excavated, leading from the street under the building and into the rock face, supported by a series of rock earth anchors, to create a 5 car garage and a 720 bottle temperature-controlled cellar. Here again, the natural sandstone has been left exposed adding an organic element to the contemporary abode and anchoring it firmly into the landscape.
Multi-award winning Mardini Constructions are renowned for their reputation of delivering outstanding results in both complex rectification works and challenging and difficult projects. Led by Master Builder and Director, Elvis Mardini, Mardini Constructions have an impressive portfolio that features some of Sydney’s most spectacular custom homes.
A Suite 50B, 23 Norton St, Leichardt NSW 2040
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