The Waterfront Retreat by Koichi Takada Architects

Koichi Takada Architects have designed a new house in Sydney, Australia, that sits on a steeply sloping waterfront lot, and features sandstone walls and expansive water views. #ModernHouse #Architecture #HouseDesign

Photography by Tom Ferguson Photography

 

Koichi Takada Architects have designed a new house in Sydney, Australia, that sits on a steeply sloping waterfront lot, with sandstone walls and expansive water views.

 

The terraced, four level house progressively steps down towards the water, while a series of floating platforms are presented as a sequence of cantilevered concrete slabs that float above a recessed stacked-stone podium.

This modern terraced, four level house progressively steps down towards the water, and a series of floating platforms are presented as a sequence of cantilevered concrete slabs that float above a recessed stacked-stone podium. #Architecture #WaterfrontHouse #ModernHouse

Photography by Tom Ferguson Photography

Stepping inside, the water views can be appreciated instantly through the floor-to-ceiling windows. A glass door opens onto a balcony with almost invisible glass railings.


Stepping inside this modern waterfront house, the water views can be appreciated instantly through the floor-to-ceiling windows, while a glass door opens onto a balcony with almost invisible glass railings. #InteriorDesign #Windows #GlassRailings

Photography by Tom Ferguson Photography

Throughout the house, sandstone-coloured stack stone has been used to create feature walls, while ‘invisible’ floor to ceiling Vitrocsa glass allows for uninterrupted views.


Throughout this modern waterfront house, sandstone-coloured stack stone has been used to create feature walls, while 'invisible' floor to ceiling Vitrocsa glass allows for uninterrupted views. #SandstoneWalls #Windows #LivingRoom

Photography by Tom Ferguson Photography

The living room, dining room and kitchen all share the same space, with the dining table is anchored in the open plan by a large rug and single pendant light.


In this open plan interior space, the dining table is anchored by a large rug and single pendant light.  #DiningRoom #OpenPlan #ModernInteriorDesign

Photography by Tom Ferguson Photography

The home also has a more formal dining room, with a high ceiling and a long 14-person dark wood dining table.


This formal dining room has a high ceiling, a sandstone accent wall, and a long 14-person dark wood dining table. #DiningRoom #SandstoneWall #InteriorDesign

Photography by Tom Ferguson Photography

On the lower floor of the house, there’s a more relaxed vibe, with a casual living room, dining area, and bar.


This modern waterfront house has a relaxed vibe, with a casual living room, dining area, and bar/kitchen. #LivingRoom #WaterfrontHouse #InteriorDesign

Photography by Tom Ferguson Photography

On the other side of the bar is an outdoor lounge area with a ceiling-mounted swing and another large sandstone accent wall.


This modern house has an outdoor lounge area with a ceiling-mounted swing and a large sandstone accent wall. #OutdoorSpaces #ModernHouse #SandstoneWalls

Photography by Tom Ferguson Photography

Steps from the outdoor living room lead down to the pool area, and from the angle below, you can see that the house has large wood slat screens for added privacy.


This modern house has large wood slat screens for added privacy. #Screens #Architecture #ModernHouse #Sandstone

Photography by Tom Ferguson Photography

The long resort style infinity pool almost runs the entire width of the house, while an adjacent sunken lounge and fire-pit create a place for relaxing.


A long resort style infinity pool almost runs the entire width of this modern house house, while an adjacent sunken lounge and fire-pit create a place for relaxing. #SwimmingPool #SunkenLounge

Photography by Tom Ferguson Photography

From the pool, you can look back at the house and easily see the cantilevered concrete slabs featured in the design of the house.


This modern house with a swimming pool and sandstone walls, has cantilevered concrete slabs featured as part of the design of the house. #Cantilever #SandstoneWalls #ModernArchitecture #SwimmingPool #SunkenLounge

Photography by Tom Ferguson Photography

Back inside, and the master bedroom opens up to a private balcony decorated with a hanging chair and a large round black planter.


This modern master bedroom opens up to a private balcony that's decorated with a hanging chair and a large round black planter. #MasterBedroom #Balcony #SlidingGlassDoors

Photography by Tom Ferguson Photography

In the master bathroom, there’s a sliding glass door that opens to reveal an outdoor shower.


This moder master bathroom has a sliding glass door that opens to reveal an outdoor shower. #OutdoorShower #MasterBathroom #BathroomDesign

Photography by Tom Ferguson Photography | Architecture and Interior Design: Koichi Takada Architects | Stylist: Sarah Jayne Studios | Developer: JGroup Projects & Development

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