Tanner Kibble Denton Architects

Seaforth House

Garigal Country / Gayamaygal Country / Seaforth

A precipitous drop from the street to the water’s edge and a commanding location overlooking the bays and coves of Middle Harbour guides the terraced design of this fusion of Japanese-inspired architecture and casual beach house vernacular. Two distinct pavilions linked by a glazed breezeway on the second level capture the site’s views towards Middle Harbour. The light open pavilions with warm timber framing and cladding sit above the solid masonry foundation of the bedroom podium which emerges from the sandstone foreshore. Mature Fort Jackson fig trees filter the sunlight and soften the prevailing winds of the site.

Photography: Michael Nicholson