The site is perched on the ridge that falls down to Clifton Gardens in Mosman. It is blessed to have views of the city from the south side and also views of the Heads from the North side, however, the views are corridor views – restrained by foreground trees and middle-ground. The building form directs views along these corridors whilst still offering the panorama view.
The splay in the eastern wall stems from framing of the views as well as providing curtilage to an existing Red Gum on the side boundary
The empty-nester clients sought a moderate sized house to to avoid the transition to and the travails of apartment living. They wished to live with the light and the view and to sleep near the garden.
The ceremonial entry stair includes deep recesses to exhibit the owners’ pottery and sculpture collections. Crowning the stair is the internal courtyard.
Location: Clifton Gardens, Mosman, NSW
Design Architects: Michael MacCormick
Project Architect: Andrew Hallihan