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We are on the coast, between Tamarama and Bronte, in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. The villa is very proximity to the beach and is clad by copper sheets that show their true beauty in how they patina over time. The tactile materiality drew inspiration from the surrounding coastal walks, and was a specific request from the client, who refurbished the building with the architect Justin Long, coordinated by the team of Boffi Studio Sydney, and the landscape designer William Dangar of Dangar Barin Smith studio. Steel, stone and wood are the other materials used to intensify the natural, casual and above all welcoming atmosphere of this house. Hospitality and
conviviality are at the centre of this three-levels century-old villa, redesigned with the idea of removing visual and physical barriers, connecting the inner and outer spaces with a focus on the versatile K14 kitchen, designed by Norbert Wangen.

The key elements in this real, functional and dynamic location are the furnishings, together with experience and understanding of how to design a home. Four bedrooms, including a master suite, a studio that acts as a guest room, multiple bathrooms, including two ensuites and a powder room, and a large and luminous living area. The villa has been restored to its former elegance adding a contemporary structure to the front and the back, covering the terraces and entrance. The carefully selected furniture throughout enriches the spaces, each piece enhances a corner, every room and the space as a whole. The Donzelletta chairs (design Michele De Lucchi) around the dining room table, the Uragano chairs (design Vico Magistretti) made of rattan and wood, the Yak armchairs (design Lucidi Pevere) with the leather back in front of the fireplace, the timeless Louisana ( Vico Magistretti design) in the bedroom, the classic Pouf Capitonné in the study ... all tables, sofas, lamps feel as though they are in the right place and have been for a long time. It is a space that inspires you to take note of what truly makes a beautiful home.


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