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Whelan living garden landscape
Whelan deck view from garden corner
Whelan bench seat cushion
Whelan deck from above
Whelan deck stairs view
Whelan powder room portrait
Whelan bathroom landscape bath
Whelan bathroom landscape sink shower
Whelan bathroom shower portrait
Whelan Sophie bedroom portrait
Whelan Sophie bedroom robes portrait
Whelan ensuite basins shwr landscape
Whelan ensuite shower bench
Whelan bedroom desk corner portrait
Whelan bedroom to corridor landscape
Whelan bedroom to garden landscape

Photos by Jacqueline Bosscher

North Bondi house

Set back from busy Bondi Beach, this house is in the quiet enclave of North Bondi. With a verdant tropical garden & good natural light throughout, the garden & interiors needed better connection. Bathrooms needed an upgrade & the master bedroom needed a layout change & improved storage. Work spaces were required so the couple could more comfortably work from home.

The opening between internal living & garden spaces was enlarged to allow floor to ceiling sliding glass doors with screens. A generous new deck with layered levels of seating now spills out from the living room, with a new BBQ area & storage. Spotted gum decking was used and a feature made of the balustrade rail by sourcing an upcycled timber beam from Ironwood Timber. A retractable UV-proof awning, in fern-green colour to blend into the garden, from Homelife Furnishings allows the deck to be a shady space used through even the hottest periods.

Also on the ground floor, an existing laundry/WC space was enlarged to allow the creation of a shower room for guests & improved laundry facilities. A third bedroom is now home to a wall of new cabinetry that hides a TV & fold-down guest bed, making extra usable living & work space for the whole family.

On the first floor, an existing bathroom was re-designed to allow a bath to take pride of place. The master bedroom layout was re-worked to enlarge the existing ensuite & create a work station. Extensive new storage cabinetry designed for both the master & second bedroom now houses clothes, linen, toys & more, with open shelving in key areas.

The bathrooms were tiled using large format tiles from Kaolin Tiles & small format tiles from Earp Bros. Desk, shelving & robe cabinetry was custom-made by Timberline Joinery. New wool carpet was laid throughout.

Thank you to our wonderful clients for being so engaged in the design process & efficient in their choice making. We hope they will enjoy their improved home for many years to come.

• Floor & wall tiles from Kaolin Tiles with Global Green Tag Level A rating

• Wool carpets

• Spotted gum decking, upcycled timber beam from Ironwood Timber

• E0 cabinetry frames, upcycled timber handles from Touch Handles made in Victoria

• Low energy lighting & appliances throughout

• 4/5-star WELS-rated WCs, taps & shower heads

With many thanks to the building team at Heilbronn, cabinetry by Timberline Joinery, tiles supplied by Kaolin Tiles & Earp Bros. Helioshade Helioscreen awning supplied by Homelife Furnishings.

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