Harbour Front-Row Seat in Woollahra, NSW House, Australian Waterfront Property, Images
Harbour Front-Row Seat in Woollahra
New South Wales Property Restoration Development – design by Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd, Architects
16 Nov 2016
Harbour Front-Row Seat, Woollahra
Design: Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects
Location: Woollahra, NSW, Australia
Sydney Harbour House
It is quite rare, in Woollahra Council’s municipality, to have a house waterfront residence so close to the water.
One gets the feeling of being in Sydney Harbour when looking out of the oversized wafer-thin framed windows.
Luigi Rosselli Architects won a limited architectural competition to develop the site by proposing to revive the existing three storey house while the competitors opted for a clean slate solution.
Adaptive reuse is the best way to keep a carbon footprint small and the strategy was rewarded in this waterfront property by maintaining the foreshore building line just a few steps from the water.
A new house would have to be set further back.
Though built on the edge of beach this is not a beach house.
The cultured art lovers and sophisticated art collectors who commissioned this project required a very urbane and elegant residence, with an environment ideal to display their collection.
Expansive Wall spaces, nooks for sculptures and specialised art lighting were necessary.
The entry courtyard was originally a cramped driveway with three garages as main features, the solution was to relocate the garages and have a Will Dangar designed courtyard with sculptural plants and textural architectural details.
The result restored a sense of dignified arrival where people, not cars, are welcome.
Harbour Front-Row Seat in Woollahra – Building Information
Location: Municipality of Woollahra, NSW
Design Architect: Luigi Rosselli
Project Architects: Hugh Campbell, Jane McNeill
Landscape Architect: William Dangar for Dangar Group / William Dangar Associates http://williamdangar.com.au/
Structural & Hydraulic Consultant: Charles Blunt for Rooney & Bye (Australia) Pty Ltd
Interior Designer: Alexandra Donohoe for Decus Interiors
Photography: Justin Alexander
and Edward Birch
Photographs © Edward Birch and © Justin Alexander
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