The commission was to provide architecture, interior design and styling services for this house in Mosman. The site is on a steep slope, creating opportunities to reveal the house and its views as a narrative. The approach begins by crossing a footbridge, guided by timber portals before reaching the entry. Once inside, limewashed timber walls, sheer curtains and dark-stained floors complement the expansive water views. Large skylights, full height glazing and white walls diffuse the northerly light through the multi-level home. Fluted timbers in smoked oak and pale oak are used as a textural element throughout the home. The joinery language is simple, consisting of primary forms and a notable absence of ornamentation. With a client requested black and white base, the layering of an understated palette primarily of smoked oak, pale oak and Carrara marble was added consistently to create a cohesive, uncomplicated finish.
Photography: Tom Ferguson