Chinamans Beach House

Infused with classic, timeless appeal, the Chinamans Beach house was designed by Fox Johnston Architects and takes full advantage of a dramatically steep block.

Originally a sandstone quarry, the site spans a challenging 30-meter drop. A permanently erected crane was installed during construction and specialist masons employed to develop the sandstone foundation. Copper cladding wraps the south facade, adjacent to a public walkway, while the four-storey glass void links the two pavilions with a hand-crafted timber stair.

Project Details

Architect:  Fox Johnson Architects
Engineer: TTW

Landscape Architect:  Myles Baldwin
Completed:  December 2009
Council: Mosman Council

Photographer:  Simon Whitbread