Sitting on half an acre of Byron Bay beachfront in New South Wales, Workroom Design conceived this freshly completed architectural home, combining stripped-back modernism with ocean views.
The five-bedroom Belongil beach compound on Border Street took three years to build and has a U-shaped design that revolves around ‘gun barrel views’ of Julian Rocks and Cape Byron Lighthouse.
Textures play a crucial role across its minimalist interiors: walls are adorned with Italian Fondovalle porcelain tiles, and floors are Italian travertine and blackbutt – a highly robust type of indigenous hardwood – which is also used for 4.5 metre high ceilings.
In the kitchen, super white Dolomite stone is used for the imposing island, while all new appliances from Wolf, Sub Zero and Bora have been discreetly integrated across the space. The living room features a striking, sculptural fireplace with a black steel chimney and marble hearth and is enclosed by ‘fully stackable’ glass sliding doors which open the space entirely to the deck and beach beyond.
Those views are the key selling point: the Byron Bay property has 30 feet of private beachfront, an outdoor heated magnesium pool and spa, and a large rooftop deck for entertaining with sweeping coastline views.
Byron Bay’s Treehouse restaurant is just 350 metres away, and you can walk to the CBD district in just 7 minutes.
It also boasts a media room with a cinema projector, glass sunroom, and gymnasium. The house has an in-built security and solar system, ducted AC and ultra high speed ‘Starlink’ internet.