luigi rosselli reinvents sydney heritage house with retractable veranda
luigi rosselli reinvents sydney heritage house with retractable veranda luigi rosselli reinvents sydney heritage house with retractable veranda
jan 31, 2016

luigi rosselli reinvents sydney heritage house with retractable veranda

luigi rosselli reinvents sydney heritage house with retractable veranda
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luigi rosselli architects have shared their latest residential project located on sydney’s north shore. the listed heritage building is historical in terms of its age, architecture and location. named ‘heritage treasure chest’ the façade is adorned by the original timber balconies.

at the rear, a large veranda has been built




throughout, features such as turrets, spacious rooms and balconies define the distinctive property. the architect’s strategy was to maximize daylight and make the residence warm and inviting. the house’s historical characteristics are retained and a large sheltered veranda was constructed at the rear. this component has opened up and placed attention on the back of the house – once dark and introverted – forming a kitchen, dining and breakfast room. the white, movable shutters enable the veranda to be fully opened to reveal the lawn and pool, while protecting the spaces from direct sunlight. and since the addition of the veranda, the family gravitates to the back of the house. the unfolding the panels, the louvered roof, slides open the glass doors to slowly reveal the surrounding landscape.

natural light fills the kitchen and dining

a seamless connection between in and out has been achieved

the interiors are contemporary and artfully furnished


the property is a listed building



the front façade has a full length balcony

the veranda can be closed and opened fully



project info:



location: north sydney council nsw
design architect: luigi rosselli

project architects: simon hassall, candace christensen, corrado palleschi, sean johnson, raffaello rosselli

landscape architect: william dangar for william dangar & associates
builder: paul king pty ltd
heritage consultant: kim ketelbey for dpc heritage
structural consultant: charles blunt for rooney & bye pty ltd

joiner: kitchen trend
shutters: open shutters
interior designer: alexandra donohoe for decus interiors 

council: north sydney

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