Bronte House by Justin Long

Discover the breathtaking Bronte House, a modern architectural gem nestled between the picturesque Tamarama and Bronte beaches in Sydney, Australia. Designed by the talented Justin Long in collaboration with Boffi|DePadova Studio Sydney and landscape designer William Dangar, this stunning coastal villa blends a welcoming atmosphere with luxurious design elements.

Copper sheets envelop the exterior, while steel, stone, and wood elements evoke a natural, casual ambiance. Explore this three-level, century-old villa that seamlessly connects indoor and outdoor spaces, boasting a versatile k14 kitchen and exquisite furnishings that elevate every room.

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About Bronte House

A Coastal Villa in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

Nestled between Tamarama and Bronte on the coast of Sydney’s eastern suburbs, this villa offers a luxurious retreat just a stone’s throw from the beach. Its exterior features aged copper sheets, providing a unique tactile and material effect that was specifically requested by the client. Architect Justin Long, Boffi|DePadova Studio Sydney, and landscape designer William Dangar of Dangar Barin Smith Studio collaborated to refurbish the century-old villa, using steel, stone, and wood to create a natural, casual, and inviting atmosphere.

A Seamless Integration of Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

Hospitality and conviviality define this three-level villa, which has been redesigned with a focus on removing visual and physical barriers. The versatile K14 kitchen, designed by Norbert Wangen, connects the indoor and outdoor spaces, encouraging an open and engaging atmosphere.

Elegant and Functional Furnishings

The villa boasts four bedrooms, including a suite, a studio that doubles as a guest room, multiple bathrooms and two en suites, as well as a large and bright living area. The restored villa elegantly combines its original charm with contemporary elements, including structures that cover the terraces and entrance. The carefully chosen furnishings enhance every corner and room of the villa, showcasing pieces such as the Donzelletta chairs (designed by Michele De Lucchi), the rattan and wood Uragano chairs (designed by Vico Magistretti), the leather-backed Yak armchairs (designed by Lucidi Pevere) in front of the fireplace, the timeless Louisana (also a Vico Magistretti design) in the bedroom, and the classic Pouf Capitonné in the study. Tables, sofas, lamps, and other decor elements blend seamlessly into the space, as if they have always belonged there, inspiring visitors to take notes and gather inspiration from the beautifully designed home.

Photography by Tom Ferguson

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