It isn't hard to imagine how impressed the judges must have been when they received Chris Elliott Architects' entry of Seacliff House in the Sydney Design Awards 2013 – the form of the house is as awe-inspiring as the ocean view over which it presides. Built for a family of four on a rocky platform overlooking the sea, the stark white house is both sharply angled and undulating in parts. Inside there is more white, lots of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a sleek furniture. In some areas however, two features bring fun and warmth to the home: bold colour-blocking around the internal pool and raw hewn sandstone walls in the shower room. Not surprisingly, Seacliff house took out the top awards in both the Residential Architecture and Residential Interior Design categories for the Sydney Design Awards which announced the winners for all categories of design, from Installation Design to Graphic design, at an event held at the Beresford Hotel in Sydney last night. The striking images below are courtesy Chris Elliot Architects and photographer Richard Glover.