The tendency to orient the house square-on to the expected view is replaced by a scheme that twists the living space to harness two distinct viewing experiences being; the long north-eastern view to North Head and Grotto Point as well as the more intimate view experience to Rocky Point, Balmoral Beach.
This geometry sets up a rhythm of densely landscaped courtyard spaces in the side setbacks that affords privacy with neighbours and landscape vignettes to entertain the eye on the decent from the entry level to the living level.
The palette of natural materials is kept simple and warm with the use of sandstone, red-iron-bark and copper to reference the site’s position adjacent to the Reserve.
Location: Mosman – Balmoral Slopes, NSW
DA Architect: The RG Group P/L
Project Architects: Christina Sunario & Michael MacCormick (MacCormick & Associates Architects)
2015 MBA Excellence in Housing Award
2015 MBA Excellence in Pools Award
Metal roofing and Cladding Award (MRCAA) for Use of Unique Metal in the installation of roofing/cladding – 2014
Mosman Design awards – Shortlisted
Development Application architects: The RG Group P/L (Robert Grubb)
Builder: F.S Hough
Interiors: Zobel Interiors
Engineering – Richard Yates from James Taylor & Associates
Landscape design: Volker Klemm Landscape Design
Lighting design: Light Atelier
Photography: Huw Lambert
Hydraulic – JHA Consulting Engineers