Sydney Open is Historic Houses bienniale event where the doors of various buildings are opened for the public to have a nice sticky beak at. Beyond the general open day there are a number of special focus tour groups available showcasing architectural award-winning houses.
We were booked in to see the Kharkov House at Bellevue Hill in the morning. The original house is from the 1900's and has been renovated with an Arts and Crafts, Vienna Secessionist aesthetic. It's position on the block of the land is high up with views across the harbour at Rose Bay. The rest of the land had been unusable steep rocky escarpment. The new design has made sense of the hills cape and introduced new usable space with the garage at the base and a lap pool and outdoor entertaining area in the middle.
Below are some photos from the exterior, interior house shots were not permitted.