Bindarra Road West

locationBrighton
floor area464 m2
completion2014

This home epitomises modern beachside living, boasting a design that maximises a challenging narrow site and masterfully plays with light throughout. The use of tactile materials like concrete, timber, and bluestone creates a harmonious connection between the interior and exterior, while the high-quality fixtures and finishes demonstrate an uncompromising commitment to quality.

The home’s modern beachside living aesthetic begins with its striking front fa├žade. The thoughtful design and use of tactile materials such as concrete are immediately evident in the paved firepit area surrounded by concrete plinth seating. The flatlock zinc cladding massaging around the upper level not only gives the home a unique street presence but also demonstrates the high quality of fixtures and finishes used throughout.

The kitchen exudes a sleek, modern style, maximising the narrow site with features like an island bench and dual ovens. The butler’s pantry is a functional and stylish addition, featuring a brass tap and a dark mirrored splashback that amplifies the space’s depth. The design maintains a strong connection with the external materials, incorporating the home’s overarching theme of concrete, timber, and bluestone.

The main living area epitomises the home’s playful relationship with light and space. The fireplace adds a warm, inviting touch, while large windows foster a seamless connection to the backyard pool area, blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living.

One of the home’s most striking features is its floating American oak staircase. Steel detailed stair stringers and minimalist glass balustrading enhance its modern appeal. The extensive high-level windows flood the entry foyer and stairwell with natural light, instantly accentuating the space’s openness and welcoming atmosphere.

The main bedroom and ensuite continue the minimalist, modern aesthetic with a grey palette. The walk-in shower, sensually curved free-standing bath, and full-width ‘shampoo shelf’ add touches of luxury to the space. The ensuite also includes a skylight, further exemplifying the home’s masterful play with light.

The bathroom spaces in this home uphold the same minimalist, modern aesthetic seen throughout the property. They feature large-format grey tiles that create a serene, monochrome palette, further enhanced by square set details that offer a clean, contemporary look. A standout feature is the floor-to-ceiling frameless glass shower screen, contributing to the unobstructed flow and sense of spaciousness within the room.

Perhaps one of the most remarkable aspects is the frameless glass skylight with hidden framing, creating an illusion of an open roof. This design choice not only infuses the space with ample natural light but also reinforces the home’s masterful play with openness and light, making it feel as though you’re showering under the open sky. This imaginative integration of outdoor elements into indoor spaces further emphasizes the home’s seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living, truly encapsulating the essence of modern beachside living.

The outdoor alfresco dining area is an extension of the home’s interior. Featuring an outdoor kitchen with an in-situ concrete benchtop, it maintains the home’s common language of tactile materials. The connection to the pool area is minimally interrupted by a glass pool fence, an innovative solution for maintaining openness in a relatively tight backyard area.