Inside Out (Australia)
Book in to a designer beach pad
One of our favourite awardwinning houses has just opened its doors as a luxury Airbnb in Sydney’s Bondi. And you can sleep here...
If design inspiration drives your holiday choices, this north-facing laneway hideaway needs to be your next destination. Bismarck House is not only award-winning, but is supremely beautiful and surprisingly comfortable, enjoying the kind of puritan design that has roused hundreds of mood boards for future projects.
The project team is pretty stellar, with architectural design by Andrew Burges Architects for owners Will and Julia Dangar, and construction and interiors by their own firm, Robert Plumb Build, along with creative direction from their great friends, power design couple David Harrison and Karen McCartney.
It’s basically a design unicorn: an unassuming Sydney semi from the front and a stunning sculptural structure at the back. The internal experience is one of space, light and deep calm. And the fact that we can now stay here is very exciting.
One of the big highlights of the home is its extraordinarily bold garden oasis, which makes delicious Instagram fodder with
its collection of extravagant mature succulents and a namesake Bismarck palm at the door.
Steel, glass and concrete are the main materials here, and some serious technical back-up has gone into the build, making it as sustainable as possible using natural and repurposed materials, hydronic thermal controls and breezy natural ventilation.
Which makes it sound like a high-brow destination, but the deeply luxurious interiors bring all the comfort with superstar pieces of Australian-sourced modern vintage furniture. It’s almost unthinkable that these pieces are left here on purpose for the pleasure of visiting guests. But that’s the joy of Airbnb – you get to dip into someone else’s home for a while, and this one just happens to be extraordinary.
THE DEEPLY LUXURIOUS INTERIORS BRING ALL THE COMFORT WITH SUPERSTAR PIECES OF AUSTRALIANSOURCED MODERN-VINTAGE FURNITURE