A fashion photographer’s stunning reno in Sydney

Home to fashion photographer Georges Antoni, his model wife Phoebe Ghorayeb and their three young children, this gorgeous family abode is located in the scenic suburb of Bilgola Plateau in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the lush Garigal National Park.

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Georges Antoni, Phoebe Ghorayeb and their children in their new lounge room

The couple left Bondi Beach seeking a more free-range lifestyle for their children and they’ve certainly found it after renovating an existing 1960s home that is designed to sleep five core family members as well as up to 18 extended family members on key occasions.

“Most of all this house was designed and created to be the house that our children want to come home to, and our family are wanting to visit. We wanted a home that would be able to sleep everyone for occasions such as Christmas and Easter and I also wanted a great reason for my family to keep coming from Europe,” says Phoebe.

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Dining room

The renovation and extension run over three levels and feature four bedrooms, a guest bedroom, living room, guest living room, laundry, office and TV room. And the beauty doesn’t end outside either – the home features landscaped gardens as well as a stunning Mediterranean inspired swimming pool, lounge and BBQ area.


Inspired by an existing soft circular stairway that connected the ground floor to the lower level granny flat, curves are a prominent feature. The couple worked closely with Rama Architects to design the house which incorporates curved, structural elements that bring a sense of femininity alongside the home’s existing, more masculine, straight-lined features.

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Powder room

“Curves and soft lines play a big part in our overall design to give our modernist home a more feminine touch. We wanted the

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