Waterfront retreat exterior

Waterfront Retreat is a stunning interpretation of the modern Australian dream home, featuring no less than a private beach, well-landscaped garden and open-plan living with stunning views from every angle.  

Located on a steeply sloping waterfront block in the Sydney suburb of Newport, this house is a four-storey structure presented as a series of floating platforms graduating towards Pittwater; a series of cantilevered concrete slabs that hover above a recessed stacked stone podium.

Waterfront  retreat exterior angle

With connection to nature being the key criteria for this design, the architect made sure to include large floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, floor-to-ceiling glazing, skylights and oversized cantilevered balconies.

Waterfront retreat interior levels

In response to the home’s significant floorplan, interior spaces were broken down into intimate ‘pockets’, creating a sense of warmth and cosiness even in the largest open plan rooms.

waterfront retreat interior view

Much of the home’s design was inspired by the colours and textures of its surrounds; sand, bush, water and sky. For this purpose, the architect chose light grey in-situ concrete walls, bleached European Oak and limestone flooring, soft sandstone-coloured stack stone feature walls and ‘invisible’ floor-to-ceiling Vitrocsa glass.

Key products/suppliers

  • Eco Outdoor – Sandstone Wall - ‘Crackenback‘
  • Covet – Timber Look Aluminium Batten – ‘Ever Art Wood‘
  • Vitrocsa – Sliding Doors & Windows -
  • Snb Stone – Floor Tiles – Travertine ‘Silver Grey‘
  • Woodform Architectural – Timber Decking – ‘Pacific Teak‘
  • Dulux – Window Framing – Powdercoat Precious Bronze Pearl Satin
  • Concrete By Design – Concrete Walls – Concrete Horizontal Formwork
  • Stoneworx – Stone Floor – Flamed Granite