2016 Houses Awards: New House over 200 m2

New House over 200 m2 Deepwater by Tobias Partners 2016 Houses Awards

Deepwater is a refined project that brings an understated elegance to its dramatic Bondi Beach ocean-front location. The multi-level off-form concrete structure is a delicate contextual response to the adjacent Art Deco and inter-war apartment buildings and can be occupied as a single house or easily split into two separate apartments to accommodate extended family or friends.

The jury was impressed with the handling of this difficult site, particularly in consideration of the local council’s stringent planning requirements. The house is not overly ostentatious; rather, it is clever and efficient in its relatively modest configuration to deliver a clear vision and resolute architecture in the design concept of “house as tower.” It responds with grace to the curious rugged, eroded rock base and established urban character. Detailing throughout is simple and honest so as not to get in the way of the spectacular sea views.

See full image galleries of all the winning and shortlisted projects here.

Award for New House over 200 m2 is supported by Think Brick.

Read Sing D’Arcy’s review of Deepwater here.


Tobias Partners
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Project Team
John Richards, Nick Tobias, Robert Gemmell, John Barker
Builder Bellevarde
Engineer Partridge
Joinery Stylewood
Landscaping Myles Baldwin Design
Site Details
Location Sydney,  NSW,  Australia
Site type Suburban
Project Details
Status Built
Category Residential
Type New houses



Published online: 22 Jul 2016
Images: Justin Alexander


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