The Growing House - Hastings Parade

Bondi Beach / Australia / 2016

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Better late than never! Ten years after it was designed, the Hastings Parade house is finally endowed with its third floor.


Designed in 2007 and reduced to two storeys owing to the enforced austerity of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, the home was recently purchased by a very generous Luigi Rosselli Architects supporter and we were asked to complete the original plan, complete with its third floor and a spa pool at the edge of the Hastings cliffs.  To be accurate, the original design had a swimming pool on the edge of the of the cliff however, due to the existence of cave eroded by wind and waves under the edge of the backyard we opted not to excavate the pool in order to avoid weakening the rock shelf on that cliff hanger.


The house is dedicated to the contemplation of the sea on one side and the world famous Bondi Beach on the other.  Every level has terraces or balconies; some uncovered, others shaded.  It is a place where one may live half the day outside, catching the breeze and a glimpse of whales and dolphins dancing through the ocean swell.

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    Better late than never! Ten years after it was designed, the Hastings Parade house is finally endowed with its third floor. Designed in 2007 and reduced to two storeys owing to the enforced austerity of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, the home was recently purchased by a very generous Luigi Rosselli Architects supporter and we were asked to complete the original plan, complete with its third floor and a spa pool at the edge of the Hastings cliffs.  To be accurate, the original design...

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