Headland House

Place: Guringai / Freshwater NSW

Status: Approved

Team: Bridie Gough, Renata Berger

Town Planner: BBF


This site is situated amongst an eclectic mix of dwellings, in close proximity to the Freshwater Headland. As such, the design responds to its suburban context whilst also invoking a cool coastal vibe. The two storey form is wrapped in an operable veil of light screening – echoing the bubbles and foam of the waves. It provides for solar protection and privacy as well as introducing a visually interesting form to the streetscape. The home is designed to optimize sustainability initiatives, including a private vege garden on the roof terrace.

Sand Dune House

Place: Worimi / Boomerang Beach NSW

Status: Under Construction

Team: Bridie Gough, Renata Berger, Marcos Tapia, Elisa De Cecchi, Juan Filizzola, Ondrej Hromadko

Town Planner: Swift Planning

Contractor: J Moore Builders


It has been designed for a Sydney based couple who’s growing family come together often at the beach house. Therefore the home needed to be able to accommodate a swell of people at numerous times throughout the year. Our design response to this includes – Operable walls allowing spaces to grow and shrink as required, spaces that can spill outdoors and that connect from front to rear, materials that are hardy and easy to maintain and also smaller gestures in the home for quieter times, where a book can be enjoyed in the afternoon sun, out of the wind.

The Aussie coast can be harsh as well as stunningly beautiful – so the design of the home had to include a consideration for wind shelter, sun control, longevity of materials and sustainability initiatives as well as appreciation of the views to the surrounding natural landscape.

Ebony House

Location: Guringai / Manly NSW

Status: Under Construction

Team: Bridie Gough, Elisa De Cecchi, Camila Ortiga, Massimo De Faveri

Town Planner: BBF

Contractor: Mallinger Constructions


Ebony House has been designed for an awesome young family. Their brief was to consider family, location, context, environment and a timeless architectural style.

The form responds to the mix of federation semi detached dwellings and Californian bungalows that line ‘the flats’ of Manly, whilst introducing a contemporary monotone palette of sustainable materials. The design capitalizes on the north/south aspect whilst minimizing overlooking and overshadowing of neighboring properties.

Hillside House

Place: Guringai / Balgowlah NSW

Status: Under Construction

Team: Bridie Gough, Elisa De Cecchi, Marcos Tapia, Ondrej Hromadko

Town Planner: BBF

Contractor: Boombuild


This home sits on the side of a steep, east facing hill and peaks over the tree canopy to the harbour views beyond. The form cascades down in a series of box elements – in a combination of concrete and charred timber cladding.

The central lightwell over the dining area introduces light into the depth of the home whilst the articulated facade allows for moments of light to enter each space.

The interiors aim to lead the occupants through the house and connect the floors of the home with the covered entertaining area and the pool and landscape beyond. The clients are a growing family of 5 and as such the home is able to function as a multi generational home with different zones for different people at different times.


Place: Guringai / Fairlight NSW

Status: Under Construction

Team: Bridie Gough, Maria Davila, Massimo De Faveri, Ondrej Hromadko

Town Planner: Longitude Planning


Sirius is perched on the rocky escarpment to the southwest of Sugarloaf Creek – a dense green corridor that links Chatswood to Sydney Harbour.

The architecture is modernist in its aesthetic with simple clean lines and raw materials. The placement of the built form is a sensitive response to the site in that we not only considered minimal disturbance of the escarpment, but we also ensured the built form was secondary to the surrounding landscape whilst fully appreciating the breath taking views from every space. Japanese influence was also injected into the design with a tatami room for yoga, crafted timber detailing and a sheltered outdoor Japanese soaking tub.

The client wanted a home that could accommodate a swell of people as family and friends come together often. At the same time we ensured there was an ability to connect and disconnect zones throughout the home depending on the housed dynamic.