New South Wales
This project is situated on a sloping, north facing site on Sydneys’ Northern Beaches with a long northern view of the coastline. The existing two storey home had no relationship to the ground and minimal openings towards this northern aspect.
We conceived the existing house as a rock shelf and the addition as a bridge that spanned from this shelf across to the rear yard, providing occupants with a flat viewing platform and a level garden accessed directly from the living areas. This garden was flanked by a concrete pool built above the ground at the southern end retaining garden as the backdrop.
Practically, the existing pitched roof was removed and a large terrace created by ‘capping’ the house with a concrete slab. A new living area was constructed as a long space stretching out towards the view which has been dramitcally opened through the removal of the existing roof.