luigi rosselli architects revives art deco harbor front property in sydney
 
luigi rosselli architects revives art deco harbor front property in sydney luigi rosselli architects revives art deco harbor front property in sydney
aug 02, 2015

luigi rosselli architects revives art deco harbor front property in sydney

luigi rosselli architects revives art deco harbor front property in sydney
images by justin alexander / edward birch

 

 

 

a stone’s throw away from the waterfront, this property located in sydney has been revived by local-based firm luigi rosselli architects. with a prime view of sydney harbor, the proposal exercises adaptive re-use, where its distinctive and elegant quality has been enhanced. this strategy resulted in the foreshore building being kept and the new house moved further back.

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a copper rimmed hole was cut into the flat roof to bring light and air to a deep terrace
image © justin alexander

 

 

 

instilling a distinctive character among its neighbors, the curved frontage of the façade is reminiscent of a 1930s art deco residence. once a barren parking area, the entry courtyard is now a densely landscaped garden and within, the house is comprised of four floors, with a surrounding balcony overlooking the iconic harbor front. meanwhile, the roof has a copper-rimmed hole bringing a concentrated circle of light into the balcony.

 

the overall artistic essence has been translated into the interiors and the clients being art collectors, they requested a setting to ideally display their collection. along with the refined décor seen throughout, expansive wall spaces, nooks for sculptures and lighting have been integrated to make the whole property exude a subtle decadence.

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the design references the curves on a 1930s art deco residence
image © justin alexander

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the timber wall cladding conceals a garage door and the old brick façade of the house
image © justin alexander

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the bead blasted stainless steel balcony railings are a nautical reference to the naval architecture of the 1930s
image © edward birch

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the vertical gallery of paintings terminates at the bottom of the stairs with a sculpture
image © justin alexander

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four storeys high, the stair has a solid blackbutt hardwood finish, with a moderate stain finish
image © justin alexander

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1930s essence with a densely packed library
image © justin alexander

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brazilian ribbed glass in steel framed doors frame the jewellery inspired herve van der straeten lustre
image © justin alexander

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bay windows have expanded the existing house sideways, providing views to double bay and sydney harbour
image © edward birch

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in the master bedroom, there is a bronze finish brass mantelpiece
image © justin alexander

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the wine cellar
image © justin alexander

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steel windows and woven brass screens provide an open feeling and privacy as well
image © justin alexander

 

 

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