The context of this project is both physically beautiful and legislatively challenged. The house is located at the top of a steep site with views across to Cremorne Point over established gardens, a swimming pool and a tidal bay below. It is also within a North Sydney Council Conservation area and adjacent to a heritage item which combine to prescribe strict heritage development controls. The existing house was renovated to respond to these contextual elements while providing the spatial programme required by the owners. Internally, spaces are both horizontally and vertically expansive to take in views and sunlight and relate easily to the street above and the site below. While the views out are paramount, inwardly looking views have also been created by the introduction of courtyard spaces including one that is cut through the upper roof to provide amenity to the main ensuite.
Builder FS Hough
Photographer Jason Waddell