Tamarama House

Tamarama House

Private Houses
Tamarama NSW, Australia - Build completed in 2014
JUSTIN ALEXANDER

Tamarama House

Porebski Architects as Architects

Located on the hills overlooking Tamarama Beach the house sits like a sculpture on a corner site with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.


With stone forming the base, a sculptured curved façade creates the lighter upper levels which are cantilevered in dramatic style like the cliffs that surround the beach. The building is beautifully modulated by the use of timber batten pods forming bay windows, which protrude from the white render walls. The house sits wonderfully within the Will Dangar designed gardens.


Designed for a family of four the house is inverted from the traditional house with the main living areas positioned on the top floor to take advantage of the ocean views and uses the volume of the roof space creating strikingly formed ceilings.

The house is L-shaped in plan creating a central courtyard that flows around to the rear pool area. The courtyard not only becomes a private sanctuary protected from the sea breezes, but is also purposely orientated to the sun throughout the year.


The interiors are designed by Decus to compliment the architecture.


The house has a relaxed and playful elegance which suits the beachside local, yet has proportions and planning that suit any formal occasion.

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