Jonathan Chancellor | 8 November 2012

Slightly scaled-down North Bondi Luigi Rosselli-designed trophy home listing

Slightly scaled-down North Bondi Luigi Rosselli-designed trophy home listing

Restaurateurs Matthew And Irene Sen have listed their recently built North Bondi home designed by Luigi Rosselli. Its the 2011-built house that's also been available at $4,000 a week  rental.

The original intent of the home was even far grander, with initial approval for a three storey house with pool, however, according to the Luigi Rosselli website, the project was a child of the global financial crisis when scaled back to two storeys to meet the changing expectations of the clients.

The 420-square-metre Hasting Parade block on the clifftop Ben Buckler peninsula cost $915,000 in 1998.

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom house was built with an "experimental attitude" to materials with its design intended to last in the extreme coastal environment.

It comes with a custom corrugated concrete façade.

The architects note their experimental attention to craft was also explored inside through the hand-woven cane screen surrounding the stair that enlivens the large family room and kitchen.

It's listed through Ric Serrao at Raine & Horne Double Bay for December 12 auction.

Another Raine & Horne listing on the clifftop is the the unrenovated 172 Hastings Parade with approval for a second floor, which has been scheduled for November 29 auction.

The last luxury Hastings Parade sale was sold through Ric Serrao for $8.2 million in 2010 of a 2007-built house designed by Grant Amon Architects with inspiration from early modernists, Neutra and Schindler.

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