New South Wales
The Double Bay home emerges as an organic and richly textural form, making a positive connection to the significant trees and the adjoining park. Founded on the principles of connection and retreat, the home is unconventionally placed at the rear of the site allowing the living spaces to open into the expansive front garden energising a once neglected but significant part of site. Operable, perforated screens envelope the upper, private spaces mimicking and exaggerating the naturally dappled light on site.
The ground level living areas are arranged as a series of garden rooms with subtle boundaries to the outdoors, maximising light and connection to the landscape while maintaining privacy and solar access. A sculptural steel ribbon wraps the stair with the skylight above flooding the interior with diffused light and the intentionally adaptable furnishings allow for the changing needs of the growing family.
Founded on the principles of connection and retreat, the Double Bay home emerges as an organic and richly textural form, making a positive connection to the significant trees and the adjoining park. With the large doors and perforated screens, the garden light and colour create a backdrop for the intentionally subtle wall and floor colour palette. Led by the overall shape of the design, the curved form of the interior softens the stair, walls and cabinetry with the natural timbers and muted white. A sculptural steel ribbon wraps the stair while the skylight above floods the interior with diffused light.
The rich tones and textures of the furnishings anchor and give cohesion to the adaptable spaces throughout the ground level for the growing family of 4.