Bellevue Hill House

After years living in South-East Asia, this family of six engaged Luigi Rosselli Architecture to renovate their family home in Bellevue Hill, Sydney.

The architects addressed a major reconfiguration of the existing living/dining areas, which were cut off from the rest of the home and difficult to use. We deftly curated the new area with a rich and textural palette of materials, allowing everyday spaces to double as formal spaces for grown-up entertaining.

Being an active and busy household with four school-aged children, the home needed to be robust with a beautiful practicality. We used bold materials such as terrazzo in the bathrooms, steel-framed French doors and elegantly panelled ceilings to bring rich dimension to high-traffic rooms.

Architecture Luigi Rosselli Architects
Builder Living Constructions
Photography Anson Smart

Cremorne House

We worked with Luigi Rosselli Architects to graciously revive this grand residence on Sydney Harbour.

Featuring a fascinating mixture of palettes and textures – timbers, brass, steel and stone – the interior feels unified and warm. Our colour palette reflects the natural environment glimpsed through the French windows, framed by colonial shutters.

Our brief put a strong emphasis on the clients’ own collection of artefacts, which created a warm, sentimental effect. The inclusion of an eclectic mix of new furniture, objects and artwork inspires a whimsical and intimate narrative throughout.

Architecture Luigi Rosselli Architects
Builder Grid Projects
Photography Justin Alexander

Tamarama House

Working against a breath-taking ocean backdrop, we created this sophisticated city-meets-beach home for a family of four.

It’s difficult to be anything but a backseat driver to the spectacular views across Tamarama from almost all rooms in this house. Our challenge was to devise theatre and drama within the interiors that would support, rather than compete with the setting. By using a high-contrast, monochromatic base palette, we created pockets of moodiness throughout the home to inspire a natural balance and an important respite from the lightness outside.

Each of the sleeping and bathing spaces are completely individual and saw the involvement of all family members to select colours and finishes. Key pieces of art from the clients’ collection offered inspiration for the furniture, lighting and soft furnishings throughout the living spaces.

The result is a home that moves fluidly from smart-casual by day into cocktail party by evening.

Architecture Porebski Architects
Photography Justin Alexander

Fairlight House

Our brief for this family home was seemingly simply: informal formality.

Cognisant of the Northern Beaches location, we set a clear intention to avoid creating an archetypal ‘beach house’ design. The architecture by Luigi Rosselli Architects is European in sensibility, so, working with in this structure, we developed a pensive, restrained colour palette layered within a selection of rich, bold materials.

Texture is featured throughout – joinery panelling, polished concrete flooring, smoked oak timber, bronze mesh, black steel-framed windows and thick woven linen. Statement lighting introduces dramatic elegance to complete the already effortless vibe.

Architecture Luigi Rosselli Architects
Builder Stonewood Construction
Photography Justin Alexander

Bronte House

With a young family and a beachside location at the heart of the project, we sought to pay homage to the beautiful Federation history of this house, without being shackled by it.

Whilst doubling the liveable area of the home, we tempered the ornate detailing with clean contemporary lines, and employed steel elements and dark frames to instil a sense of continuity and greater visual connection with the natural landscape beyond. Bronte’s beachside location informed many of the material choices, and remained at the fore of the grounding design aesthetic – though a sense of luxurious elegance prevails.

Countering a sun-drenched orientation, a palette of deep navy and cobalt blue threaded through textural veined marble, contemporary furniture and a treasured collection of Australian art to enhance this characterful family home.

Architecture Luigi Rosselli Architects
Builder Paul King
Photography Prue Ruscoe

Tamarama Home

Serenity, lightness and tactility were bestowed in abundance upon this elegant 1940s beachside apartment, home to a renowned Sydney-based fashion blogger and her partner.

We responded to the owner’s obvious appreciation of beauty and the bespoke with a highly resolved interior careful to balance practicality and spatial awareness with a touch of fun and textural glamour.

All throughout, decorative touches hide extraordinary functionality in this bijoux home, with many design elements purposed to perform double duty, evident in a full height pivot mirror-clad door concealing the pantry.

Specifying contrasting materials, from the humble and hardworking washed plywood alongside Calacatta marble, sculptured brass and custom joinery, served to layer and elevate the space, resulting in a relaxed, creative and enduring home.

Builder Marshal Keen
Photography Felix Forest

Woollahra House

Every room in this inner-city house is different, creating an explosion of colour for this professional couple’s dream home.

The feel of Manning Road is optimistic with some organic materiality added to anchor the design. Our clients were not prescriptive with their brief, only in their lists of ‘must haves’.

Just like the couple themselves, each room was designed to both complement and contrast the others. The wine cellar, for example, is decorated in luxurious shades of inky blue and charcoal, and the bathroom radiates femininity, with its pink onyx, dusty rose concrete floor, statement lighting and custom-designed mirror. The spaces reflect both the energetic personalities of our clients, as well as their polar opposite personalities.

The result is a home that reflects and celebrates the playful, lavish and dramatic.

Photography Felix Forest

North Bondi Home

A busy professional with lots of extended family asked for our help in redesigning her one-level apartment into a duplex that could accommodate plenty of entertaining. Looking north over Dover Heights in Sydney’s North Bondi, we worked with a palette of muted tones to create a clean, pared-back home that evokes the calming ocean views without competing with them. We introduced curves to keep the spaces organic and feminine, such as the bespoke solid bronze ribbon flowing down the staircase acting as a balustrade. We worked with compact spaces to ensure they could accommodate our client’s busy lifestyle (and large extended Greek family), a testament to the fact that beautiful, luxurious design does not always require an enormous footprint.

Photography Felix Forest

Killcare House

Nestled into the stunning Bouddi National Park in Killcare, NSW, this impressive home-away-from-home was built for a couple and their adult son as a retreat from their busy Sydney lives.

Originally briefed with a decorative scope to complement the architecture by Square Design, our involvement gradually incorporated design collaboration on architectural specifications.

The resulting home is richly layered with a dark, dramatic design palette and characterful decoration. From the speakeasy bar (concealed behind a hidden door) to the woven bronze mesh hiding state-of-the-art AV equipment in the living room, we designed a sanctuary that fulfils each resident’s visions of home.

Architecture Square Design
Builder Square Design
Photography Anson Smart