Remodelling of an existing brick house to create a set of interconnected living areas on the ground floor that open to the garden beyond, with a private second storey addition opening onto its own elevated garden.
The existing pitched roof and eaves are removed to reveal the orthogonal brick shell of the house. A new first floor addition is installed as an elongated box that opens onto a new roof garden along the entire northern side. A bedroom is placed at each end to capture views of the harbour skyline to the west, and Bondi Beach to the south. A central void creates a light-filled living room in the centre of the house. The expressed steel structure on the western elevation frames the opening to the garden and ties old and new elements together, while capturing operable blinds and awnings to moderate the afternoon sun.