The Annandale Residence is located in the Inner West of Sydney. The alterations and additions project was designed around the Client’s desire for a warm, practical and comfortable family home with a strong interaction between the house and the garden. A high priority was placed on providing a light-filled, airy home for the growing family with views to the outdoors from all rooms of the house. An oversized sliding window in the living room frames the raised grass outdoor area which is at eye-level when sitting. Pre-existing roof rafters and brick walls frame the exterior courtyard and outdoor living area, blurring the indoor and outdoor spaces. Leaving remnants of the original house and introducing extensive planting has created a feeling of wilderness and privacy, while ensuring that the new and older work is clearly distinguishable.
Photographed by Michael Lassman