Mosman Residence Sydney

Architecture and Interior Design

Elevated high on a hill, Mosman Residence is a masterful transformation of a ‘superfluously decorative’ house on Sydney’s North Shore.

Acquired by the owners with the view to renovate, the client brief was irrefutably to convert the fragmented house into a timeless contemporary three bedroom home, embracing the serenity of space and captivating vistas afforded by its physical location.

The architectural and interior response now sees a modernist home infused with spaces reduced to their essence with a focus on light and quality of materiality. A desire to introduce a rhythmic and ordered approach to the façade saw existing external walls rendered in a soft, cement grey to complement the black steel detailing, full height window frames and generous door openings.

The introduction of 6 black steel framed timber battened fins to the upper level of the facade, operable from within and bracketed by a large black steel portal, deftly responds to a need for privacy and solar protection to the street side of the home.

Materiality throughout focuses on a monochromatic palette of pale oak timber flooring and joinery and blackened steel detailing.

Address – Mosman, NSW
Status – Completion 2019
Scope – Architecture and Interior Design
Photography – Ross Honeysett