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.
Architect: Fox Johnson Architects
Landscape Architect: Myles Baldwin
Completed: December 2009
Council: Mosman Council
Photographer: Simon Whitbread