This hilltop house has remarkable views to North Head, Manly, the Sydney CBD and the Blue Mountains.
As the large plain building was transformed into a luxurious and environmentally responsible house, a close working relationship was formed with the developer client. A promenade of paths, stairs and landings unfolds views and events from the lush new garden up through the living floor to the rooftop lookout.
Each bedroom and living area is linked to a dedicated outdoor space. Angled walls and sunken terraces frame harbour views and protect privacy.
Passive solar heating and cooling is augmented by a hydronic floor heating system. The house will have excellent natural light and ventilation, generous banks of thermal mass, substantial insulation, solar water and pool heating and ample rainwater storage.
These environmental responsible design initiatives help to create the feeling of wellbeing and security that is evident in this house.
photography: peter bennetts