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May 10, 2022

Perched on a hill looking out to the landscape and ocean beyond, Bronte Home is a relaxed beach house, situated in a community minded and laid-back suburb. The brief called for a home that was suitable to family life, filled with comfy furniture and easy access across internal spaces.

Close to the ocean, the architecture of the beach house needed to consider the sea mist and surrounding environmental conditions. The exterior cladding is a pale timber that won’t change over time – a robust and natural material that speaks to the landscape.

The beach house also features a fireplace from Stoke as the nucleus of the house. The Escea DS1150 crafts an ambient light and a sense of warmth. The simple design of the Escea fireplace brings the focus back to the flame – the sleek finish pulls together the interior as the gathering point of the house.

The natural textured paving outside is met by the concrete floors of the house’s kitchen. The island bench is the focal point of the space, seeing the royal blue kitchen joinery adding an intentional pop of colour. The beach house experiments with colour to offset the muted natural textures, including a pink wall in the dining room space that provides an element of surprise in a more traditional setting. The tile palette, on the other hand, speaks to more natural and earthy tones while the timber ceiling works to warm the home. The introduction of timber allows the architecture to feel cosy and inviting. With a strong connection to the landscape and greenery beyond, the beach house is considerably serene in its execution.

00:00 - Introduction to the Beach House
01:00 - Designing a Beach House
01:30 - A Tour of the House
02:22 - Use of Colour and Texture
03:36 - The Fireplace
04:44 - The Feeling of the House

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Photography by Jason Busch.
Architecture by Smyth & Smyth.
Interior Design and Styling by Kate Bell Design.
Build by PHD Building.
Escea Fireplace Supplied by Stoke Fireplace Studio.
Joinery by Studio McGee.
Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co.
Production by The Local Project.

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The Local Project Acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the land in Australia. We recognise the importance of Indigenous peoples in the identity of the country and continuing connections to Country and community. We pay the respect to Elders, past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Indigenous people of these lands.

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