William Dangar Launches Distinctive Bondi Beach Holiday Retreat
Known for his leading landscape design, and custom outdoor furniture and construction, renown Australian designer William Dangar’s latest venture is the transformation of a tired Bondi Beach cottage into a distinguished holiday lease property
Detailed and fresh, Bondi 113 is designed, constructed and furnished under Dangar’s Robert Plumb brand combining his skills with building craftsman Bill Clifton. The property emits a level of architecture, arrangement and composition that’s refreshing for suburban Bondi.
In collaboration with architect Michelle Orszaczky, interior architect Romaine Alwill (Alwill Design), interior designer Briony Fitzgerald (Briony Fitzgerald Design) and artists Cameron Williams, Tracey Deep, Michael Snape and Murray Fredericks, Dangar has produced the brands first individual, boutique holiday house at Australia’s most famous beach.
“Bondi 113 is quintessentially Robert Plumb” said design director William Dangar. “Through custom-design innovation and mixing robust, high quality materials, we’ve created a product that showcases who we are and the diversity of what we can do.”
The simple design of the house is reflected externally in the landscape and includes a handmade copper outdoor shower, handcrafted rosewood timber decks, a courtyard sunshade and a hardwood timber log fence.
The internal spaces are characterised by Robert Plumb’s light, coastal style. With timber and stone flooring, linen, hemp and bamboo, 113 O’Donnell is a subtle approach to beach living. The confident use of colour and raw materials in commissioned artworks reminds of the vibrancy of Bondi, whilst also allowing for a certain degree of charm.
Sculptor Tracey Deep’s passion is creating installations from organic & recycled materials. Inspired by the ocean and nature, plastic off-cuts in warm tones and rusted steel, twist and weave to produce a playful piece functioning as the focal point of the living room.
Metal sculptor Michael Snape’s bright orange industrial security gate strewn with literature draws inspiration from the buildings colour scheme and makes a powerful statement. “The front door is the mouth of the building and the gate is free speech,” said Snape.
Photographer Murray Fredericks series of Bondi Beach thunderstorm’s in each bedroom gives a nod to the property’s iconic location. Exclusively for Bondi 113, Fredericks also captures the famous Bondi graffiti wall in a series of images lining the walk-through galley style kitchen, serving as the houses own mini exhibition space.
Thick glazed hanging lights, side tables and a series of white planters by ceramic artist Cameron Williams (whom also produces planters for the brands outdoor range) highlight the simple intent of the design team. These additions add another layer of composure to the project.
Being a short stroll to the beach, Bondi 113 by Robert Plumb is situated on the corner of Gould and O’Donnell St, within 300 metres of Bondi’s fashion and food mecca. It is available for weekends, extended holidays and short term rental periods.