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Hunters Hill House
Featured on Grand Designs Australia, the Hunters Hill House responds to the unique nature of the site and a detailed brief from the client.
The house is simultaneously earthy and organic, modern and inviting, while reflecting the clients’ combined Italian and Sri Lankan heritage. The Sydney couple had owned the site’s previous house for some time, with a view to one day building something better suited to their lifestyles, the local environment and the sheltered battleaxe block site. They chose Arkhefield after meeting with several architects whose work they had seen and liked.
In creating a personal and private new residence within this historic and leafy Sydney suburb, we designed a series of ‘garden rooms’ that entwine the new home with the existing landscape. The design successfully negotiated strict local planning guidelines, while responding to the contemporary design aspirations of the clients. A material palette of timber, stone and concrete create a rich texture, in context with the surrounding natural and built environments. A historic sandstone perimeter wall was refurbished and rebuilt, while new sandstone was utilised in the house. Brick and timber from the previous house was reused in the new build, engraining the past into this next part of the site’s history. This beautiful, timeless home that grew out of the history of the site now encompasses and enriches the lives of the family within.
Location: Hunters Hill, Sydney
Type: New Build
AIA New South Wales Award for Residential Architecture
Grand Designs Australia
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