Tanner Kibble Denton Architects

Double Bay House II

Gadigal Country / Double Bay

The interior design has an intentionally uncomplicated palette of finishes allowing the elements to be generated from the architecture.

Light timber veneer is used extensively throughout the main spaces as a juxtaposition to the darker timber species used externally. Bookcases and other storage elements float on the walls and are sculpturally designed so the negative spaces created by the joinery are as important as the storage spaces themselves. The kitchen sits comfortably below a large, curved feature skylight which not only allows natural light deep into the floor plate but also creates a back drop for the dining room. Facing the harbour, there is an open-plan living area space using internal stairs delineating the raised kitchen and family dining. The visual orientation of the living areas focusses on the garden and the harbour beyond.

Architects in Association: SAOTA and ARRCC
Photography: Adam Letch