I was going to write about the juxtaposition of the drama of a site and the mundane of everyday living but then I read the architect’s descriprtion and it was just so right…
Holidays beside the waters edge, water skiing and trout fishing, are wonderful memories for families. The bach is a keeper of these memories, which are at stake when work is done to preserve and update it.
It was a process of saving and improving, of folding in another layer of history in a way that would not obliterate the past. The result is a nest of humble kiwi buildings, some parts new some original, that will now cope admirably with the demands of the future.
Lakeside classic, Tarawera, New Zealand by Mercer and Mercer Architects.
I really must stop daydreaming about sea side escapes. I really should get off Contemporary Hotel‘s website. I really should get back to reality. I really should just book a few days somewhere. Might stop the daydreams if they actually came true. Might just have to go here. Rockridge. I have coveted this Palm Beach, Sydney home for years.
Do you like your beachside bungalow to have a casual sophistication about it? Contemporary and stylish with an easy going elegance yet nothing too precious that it’s impossible to relax? Of course you’ll want a killer view and it wouldn’t hurt if your getaway wasn’t so far away at all from the hustle and the happenings of Sydney. Welcome to Elysium at Whale Beach, part of the luxury holiday accommodation available through Contemporary Hotels.
With its decadent mix of contemporary and traditional, deep, dark, dramatic colours balanced by calming white and stunning Sydney Harbour views this over the top Darling Point apartment spans the top floor of a 1930’s grand home. One moment over the top, the next calming and restful. With a hectic work weekend ahead of me this is my virtual escape. I need to spoil myself. You can too. The Darling Point Pad is part of the Contemporary Hotels group.