luigi rosselli architects growing house hastings parade

The Growing House

Hastings Parade

Better late than never! Ten years after it was designed, the Hastings Parade house is finally endowed with its third floor.

Designed in 2007 and reduced to two storeys owing to the enforced austerity of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, the home was recently purchased by a very generous Luigi Rosselli Architects supporter and we were asked to complete the original plan, complete with its third floor and a spa pool at the edge of the Hastings cliffs.  To be accurate, the original design had a swimming pool on the edge of the of the cliff however, due to the existence of cave eroded by wind and waves under the edge of the backyard we opted not to excavate the pool in order to avoid weakening the rock shelf on that cliff hanger.

The house is dedicated to the contemplation of the sea on one side and the world famous Bondi Beach on the other.  Every level has terraces or balconies; some uncovered, others shaded.  It is a place where one may live half the day outside, catching the breeze and a glimpse of whales and dolphins dancing through the ocean swell.

Location : Bondi, Sydney, NSW
Council: Waverley Council
Completion: Stage 1 – March 2011   |   Stage 2 – January 2016
Design Architect : Luigi Rosselli
Project Architect :  Simon Hassall
Builder : Stage 1 – Buildsmart Projects   |   Stage 2 – Building With Options Pty Ltd
Structural Consultant :  Rooney & Bye Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers
Landscape Architect :  Visual Landscape Designs
Joiner: Sydney Joinery Pty Ltd
Window Furnishings : Simple Studio
Shutters and Blinds : Shutters By Design
Woven Screen : Tracey Deep
Photographer : Edward Birch

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