An extensive new house in the well-established Mosman area on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, this project fully explores the relationship between indoor and outdoor. The main living space opens seamlessly to a level lawn and pool, framed with dense landscaping. Adjacent to the internal living space is the loggia, which operates beautifully as an undercover outdoor space. The room includes an outdoor fire and can be protected with retractable louvers and cavity sliding flyscreen panels.
The strong dark painted timber form of the upper level floats over the main living space, supported on slim steel flats, and sealed with virtually transparent sheets of frameless glass. Interiors employ stone, timber floors, timber veneer and a muted paint scheme that allows the owners’ art collection to add to the architecture.