Completed in 2012, the Kharkov project on Beresford Road, Bellevue Hill involved substantial alterations to the house built in 1911, with a spectacular view over Rose Bay and Sydney Harbour.

Collins and Turner’s work includes the design of all aspects of the external works, including excavation and reconstruction of a sandstone rock wall to incorporate a new glazed passenger lift; reconstruction of the garage and a new entry tunnel cut into the existing rock; construction of a new suspended 18m lap pool with excavated Cabana and pool deck, new lawn area and a vegetable garden roof incorporating a custom-built chook shed.

In order to maximise views, the specialised passenger lift has been procured from a European lift supplier and incorporated into a custom detailed frameless glass enclosure to create a minimum of visual intrusion on the 270 degree view.

The completed works substantially improve amenity at the property, with a 200% increase on useable external space. A multi-layered and multi-level garden designed by Aspect Studios links the different parts of the project together to form a coherent whole.

The works were carried out by NSW Master Builder of the Year Elvis Mardini. The project is state and national 2012 MBA award winner and was featured in the television show Australia’s Best Houses in March 2014.

Taylor Thomson Whitting
Whipps Wood
Steensen Varming
Aspect Studios
Interior Design
Donald Campbell Design
Mardini Constructions
Richard Glover