Homes & Design Photo Credit: Jack Bryan

Throwback Thursday: Beautiful Bond-esque Hideaway from January 1977

This impressive architectural feat, designed by Werner Forster, has both a grand exterior and a secluded luxurious inner terrace, which is home to a pool that seems to hang suspended over a ferny ravine in Victoria.

With immense retro appeal and elegant design strategies, this Victoria hilltop home from our January 1977 issue makes the most of the outlying and interior spaces. Outside, you’ll see clever use of the rock it sits on: the bluff’s declivities hold an elegant pool, which is embraced on three sides by the houses’ floor-to-ceiling windows. Inside, it’s all about sunken lounge areas, and this house exhibits its particular sophistication with marble slab tables, plush sofas and a rough stone fireplace that mirrors the colour tone of the external cliff façade.


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