This simple beach house nestles into its exposed beachfront site, maintaining a small footprint in a wild native garden. An anchored ground floor supports a lightweight, durable timber box above. The living level opens up completely to the view and garden, allowing occupants to enjoy the site’s raw, untamed natural beauty.
Polly Harbison Design
Established in 2003, Polly Harbison Design is a Sydney based practice committed to creating sophisticated and elegantly resolved architecture. Our strength lies in our ability to solve complex design problems with beautiful built outcomes.
The practice delights in the entire design process, from initial sketch design through to construction and completion. By working closely with our clients and builders, we ensure that each building responds to its unique site, context and brief.
Polly Harbison studied architecture at the University of Sydney. Prior to starting Polly Harbison Design, she worked for award-winning architects on a range of residential, multi-residential and large-scale public projects.
Designed by architects Polly Harbison and Clinton Murray, the Balmoral Beach House is a robust concrete sculptural form and takes inspiration from Brutalism as much as art. Overlooking Balmoral Beach, Sydney, this new home is built with highly textured concrete walls. Inspired by the work of Artist Isamu Noguchi, the building is sculptural in nature […]