Harbour Front-Row Seat by Luigi Rosselli Architects

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Luigi Rosselli Architects have redesigned an existing three level house in the eastern suburbs of Sydney the Woollahra Council’s municipality. No need to mention the fascinating Sydney Harbour view, the pictures tell the story.

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. – from Luigi Rosselli Architects

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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 williamdangar.com.au
Structural & Hydraulic Consultant: Charles Blunt for Rooney & Bye (Australia) Pty Ltd www.rooneyandbye.com.au
Interior Designer: Alexandra Donohoe for Decus Interiors www.decus.com.au
Builder: Sydcon Building Services Pty Ltd www.sydconprojects.com.au
Joiner: Corelli Joinery www.corellijoinery.com.au
Photography: Justin Alexander www.justinalexander.com.au, Edward Birch
For more of luigirosselli.com.