This exemplary Bellevue Hill residence is a testament to the skill and collaboration of internationally renowned architects, Tzannes Associates, Australia’s pre-eminent landscape architect William Danger and Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent & Pyke Interior Designs.
‘Oculus’ is a triumphant revitalisation of the original 1960’s iconic Frank Fox house, boasting a Commendation in Residential Architecture Houses at the NSW Australian Institute of Architecture Awards. Situated upon 942sqm approx of land, adopting the original footprint and designed with a strong circular geometry, a partly domed roof bathes the home in natural light. The installation of an internal lift provides easy access to all 2 levels.
Key architectural elements include expansive and retractable curved glazing designed to wrap around the home ensuring a 270 degrees view of the gardens. A cantilevered steel canopy presents like a crown above the curving form of the upper balcony, timber blades have been designed to reduce heat gain in Summer and maximise sunlight in the Winter.
Embracing its original intent, the focus remains on the beauty of a magnificent Hills Fig tree whilst the pool blends harmoniously with the luscious landscaping and becomes a pond-like extension of the garden.
Upon entry, on the first level, a free-form recycled black-butt joinery screen provides privacy, separation and connectivity between the living spaces. A state of the art timber and stone island kitchen has been superbly appointed with premium appliances, walk in pantry, butlers pantry and innovative FLOSS lighting. Concealed sliding doors enable seamless and expansive open plan living and dining areas to be individually zoned, ideal for large scale entertaining or formal dining when required.
Accommodation on this first level comprises of a magnificent, sun-drenched north-facing master retreat with extensive built-in robes and a luxurious ensuite bathroom extravagantly appointed with an imported Italian stone featuring a custom made bath tub and shower.
Another generous bedroom with built in robes, a beautiful Calacatta marble family bathroom, plus an additional bedroom and a large study/3rd bedroom are all fitted out with high end custom made joinery.
A vast lower level, flowing onto the lawn, pool and exquisitely manicured gardens, contains a huge media room, wet bar/kitchenette, 4th and 5th bedrooms, both with built-in robes and ensuite bathrooms, gym/6th bedroom plus another family bathroom.
Additional attributes to this unique home include;
• Versatile storage or music room
• Underfloor heating and motorised blinds
• Reverse-cycle air-conditioning
• Expansive laundry with chute
• Motor driven turning circle and secure parking for 6 cars
• Lock up garage with internal access
• Video intercom and back to base alarm
Prestigiously situated within walking distance of Scots College and Cranbrook Schools, neighbouring Double Bay, Rose Bay, Bondi, Edgecliff, and Bondi Junction, within close proximity to the best of Sydney’s beaches, golf courses, parks and shopping centres.