Roz and Alph’s House

This substantial renovation in Sydney was designed in response to both its immediate setting and the broader Eastern Suburbs context. The existing terraced house sits in an elevated position above the lower garage level and a reordered street facade.

A restrained concrete, timber and sandstone wing complements the existing house replacing a a low quality extension. The internal spaces were reorganised to create vibrant and functional living areas for an active family.

Above, the first floor was reorganised and wrapped with a delicate timber battened screen which provides privacy and sun protection along with filtered views east and west. The timber and sandstone continue internally in the new sections of the house adding texture and warmth.

The reduced scale of the house now sits comfortably with its neighbours and substantial landscaping further softens the appearance of the building as well as providing lush green outlooks from within.