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Luigi Rosselli Faced the Challenge to Reconstruct Terraced House in Sidney


The architects from Luigi Rosselli Architects had faced the challenge to re image and reconstruct this narrow home in Sidney, Australia nested between beautiful Victorian buildings with their usual dash of inspiration and unique solution system.

The approach had to be clever (to provide enough space for the family and guests), innovative and stylish to sit coherently in its surrounding, and impressive to leave the mark of beautiful contemporary home. So terraces become a strong accent in the house construct – an oversized 3.5 m tall window framed with a “Juliet balcony” at its base and a steel hood are the protagonists of the street front performance. A rooftop terrace provides views and space for the master bedroom premises. Black and white entwine on the facade expression: metal lattice and cast iron lacework meets solid surfaces; fragmented glass and exquisite craftsmanship combine to compose this extraordinary home. The peaceful inner courtyard provides secluded and tranquil space for the family with a minimalist design for the modern barbecue and comfy sitting area.

The interior is created with style, a dash of imagination and attention towards the detail. Just check out the elegant composition that is presented by the visual layering in the kitchen – living zone premise: starting with the aluminum panel-lattice of the contemporary stair design, going to the brass taps of the elegant marble kitchen island and at the end all coordinated with the handles and golden kitchen sink – exquisite! Many thoughtful details like this, throughout the house, create a visual emphasis of trendy style even the compact design of the under-stairs powder room elegance in minimal dosage.

In the dining zone, artistic beauty and impressive style continue with Eileen Gray inspired bench seat – The Bibendum Chair – a reference to the famous Michelin Man. The base of the joinery is paneled with stained American oak veneers with routed “V” grooves. Flexible window fragments make the connection between the living premises and the courtyard, making the flow of light and air a clever entertainment. Exquisite materials palette – solid American oak, brass, marble, and metal, together with characteristic colors, elegant combinations and quality textures make a high-class ambiance. The house design and architecture has so many hidden charms, colorful angels and unexpected curves that deep exploration of this modern project is definitely worth.  Photography by Justin Alexander, Sean Johnson