Madeleine Blanchfield Architects Design A Modern House Overlooking The Ocean In Sydney, Australia

Modern house overlooking the ocean in Sydney, Australia, for a young family that wanted this home to become their forever home.

 

Madeleine Blanchfield Architects have designed a home in Sydney, Australia, for a young family that wanted this house to become their forever home.

From the street you’re unable to tell, but the house is positioned on a steep east facing site, with three-storeys and views of Gordon’s Bay.

 

Madeleine Blanchfield Architects have designed a home in Sydney, Australia, for a young family that wanted this home to become their forever home.

Photography by Robert Walsh

The house has sections of the home covered in large, custom designed timber pivoting screens that allow the home owners to manage sunlight and privacy.


This house has sections covered in large, custom designed timber pivoting screens that allow the home owners to manage sunlight and privacy.

Photography by Robert Walsh

A large glass front door with oversized handle welcomes you to the home.


A large glass front door with oversized handle welcomes you to this home.

Photography by Robert Walsh

Inside, the main living level has an open floor plan with the living room, kitchen, and dining area all sharing the space that also opens up onto a balcony with ocean views.


Inside this Australian home, the main living level has an open floor plan with the living room, kitchen and dining area all sharing the space, that also opens up onto a balcony with ocean views.

Photography by Felix Forrest

On the balcony, there’s a built-in daybed surrounded by dark timber.


This balcony in an Australian home has a built-in daybed surrounded by dark timber.

Photography by Felix Forrest

There’s also another living area with a dark timber feature wall and sliding glass doors that open up onto a private courtyard.


This living area has a dark timber feature wall and siding glass doors that open up onto a private courtyard.

Photography by Felix Forrest

In the courtyard, you can easily see the pivoting screens that are featured on the exterior of the home.


This private courtyard located just off a living room has a small space for a tree and plants.

Photography by Robert Walsh

Back inside, there’s a hallway with storage that leads to the master bedroom.


This hallway is lined with storage on one side and a window on the other.

Photography by Felix Forrest

In the master bedroom, a black feature wall creates a dramatic backdrop for the bed, and large sliding glass doors let the breeze flow through the room.


In this master bedroom, a black feature wall creates a dramatic backdrop for the bed, and large sliding glass doors let the breeze flow through the room.

Photography by Felix Forrest

Following the windows in the master bedroom you reach the master bathroom that enjoys views of the bay from the bath.


This master bathroom has a palette of dark wood walls, light wood floors, and marble vanity.

Photography by Felix Forrest

In the kids rooms, soft colors brighten up the room and add a touch of whimsy,


In the kids rooms, soft colors and light wood floors brighten up the room and add a touch of whimsy,

Photography by Felix Forrest

In one of the bathrooms, there’s a view of the bay through the floor to ceiling window, and the bathroom mirror reflects the view making it seem even more dramatic.


The view from this bathroom is expanded due to the reflection in the mirror.

Photography by Felix Forrest

In this bathroom, there’s a backlit mirror above a marble vanity.


This modern bathroom has a backlit mirror, a marble vanity and an open wooden shelf for additional storage.

Photography by Felix Forrest

Heading down to the more casual, lower living level of the home, there’s a river stone fireplace and bench seating.


This casual living area has a fireplace surround made from river stones.

Photography by Felix Forrest

Just off the casual living area is the landscaped backyard and swimming pool with small deck.


This landscaped backyard has a 15m lap swimming pool and a small sundeck.

Photography by Robert Walsh

At the side of the backyard, there are steps that lead down to the beach.


At the side of this landscaped backyard there are steps that lead down to the beach.

Photography by Robert Walsh

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