The site for The courtyard house was typical of Alexandria, at 150msq in size (5m wide), built to the boundary on two sides and with a low scale apartment block to the rear.
Garden Residence is a new house in the upper north shore using vernacular forms and gables defined by differing materials with a link in the middle giving a glimpse of what lies beyond while providing a framework for privacy.
A home’s liveability begins and ends with its orientation. For this heritage home in the inner western suburb of Lewisham, south-facing living quarters meant the family spent most of their time in cold, dimly lit rooms. Not much fun.
A large family home over three levels, stepping down a cliff top site overlooking Freshwater Beach to the north. The home was designed to take advantage of the stunning location while providing a private sanctuary for the owners and their young family.
This contemporary new addition is a two-storey pavilion which provides a volumetrically expansive double-height living area, and serves as a generously proportioned ‘garden room’ with large apertures capturing sky and landscape views.
The project was to refurbish an existing 1950s suburban house in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for a young family of 5 who are great art lovers and deeply creative people. They wanted to ‘fix’ the dark, disconnected parts of the south facing house and create a home that embodied their unique character.