sharif abraham architects: clifton hill house
sharif abraham architects: clifton hill house sharif abraham architects: clifton hill house
aug 05, 2011

sharif abraham architects: clifton hill house

‘clifton hill house’ by sharif abraham architects located in clifton hill, victoria, australia images © matthew stanton

australian practice sharif abraham architects has completed ‘clifton hill house’, a single family dwelling located in victoria, australia. generated by experiential site lines and local setback requirements, the sculptural arrangement of forms mediates the existing structure with a garden. a combination of clerestory windows and glass walls pierce the concrete facade illuminating the living spaces. a continuous light beam emanates from the ceiling guiding inhabitants away from the addition and into the original home.

exterior at night

consistent wood grain veneer trims the upper portions of interior walls making the living area feel more intimate while maintaining the roof height needed to capture sunlight continuously throughout the day. a linear element mimicking the trunk of a tree unifies the successive spaces establishing visual continuity and leading visitors towards the garden beyond. bathrooms present a dark cavernous experience by surfacing the floor, walls and ceiling with dark textured tile.

outdoor terrace

entry to kitchen area


living area


bathroom entry from outdoor courtyard

bathroom overlooking outdoor courtyard




corridor connecting the addition to existing structure

outdoor deck

  • Muito bom!

    Dr Costa Macedo says:
  • I’m not sure if the bathrooms are either cavernous or intimate, but they certainly aren’t both. The darker one certainly seems depressing.

    DetailBear says:
  • i’m loosing perspective…

    mo says:
  • beautiful from outside.. obscure inside.. ugglllyyy.

    werwerwtwerqwtrwetwettewt says:
  • yikes, there’s like 8 kinds of ugly meeting up in this piece…

    jTr says:

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