This delightful and whimsical project effortlessly stitches a new and vibrant addition to a modest 1950s house to take full advantage of its setting on a headland overlooking Sydney’s Middle Harbour. David Boyle Architect’s reinterpretation of the typical postwar house plan, and skilful blending of spaces, has created a contemporary family home rich in possibilities for varied habitation.
The delicately woven collection of spaces has been formed through an expertly handled manipulation of volume. The section creates a complex interplay of light that shifts throughout the day to maintain a warm interior. The architecture frames views into unique landscape settings, including five different gardens, initiating generous connections between inside and out.
Five Gardens House is located in Northbridge, New South Wales, and built on the land of the Cammeraygal people.
- David Boyle Architect
Pretty Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia
- Project Team
- David Boyle (design architect), Kevin Liu (project architect)
Engineer SDA Structures
Hydraulic consultant Northern Beaches Consulting Engineers
Landscape consultant Pangkarra Garden Design
- Site Details
- Project Details
Type Alts and adds