Double Bay House

December 14, 2014

Location: Double Bay NSW

The complete overhaul of this narrow, dark terrace house in the harbourside Sydney suburb of Double Bay has resulted in an intimate jewel box of a family home. Key challenges included managing natural light and achieving generous communal interior spaces whilst minimising the impact on neighbouring properties. The original facade was retained, the rest of the house completely demolished. The new design maximises natural light and cross ventilation to all spaces by north-facing clerestory windows along the length of the building. A void over the central kitchen/dining area provides visual relief, while an overhanging bridge allows the most public area to be continually enjoyed as you circulate on both floors. The width of the site is maximised by opening up to a landscaped side passage, blurring the boundary between indoor and outdoor and benefitting from the long Sydney summers.

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Awards:

Houses Awards – Alterations & Additions over 200m2 – Commendation, 2013 – Shortlist

Press & Media:

Moloney, Lucy. “Double Bay House.” Houses Magazine Issue 89. December 2012: 54-59 Print

Moloney, Lucy (2013, February 12). Double Bay House. Retrieved from http://architectureau.com/articles/double-bay-house-1/

Author: Nick tobias