Mosman Residence

Design essentialism

Mosman, NSW
Completed 2019

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.

Mosman Residence

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 six black steel framed timber battened fins to the upper level of the façade –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.


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