Design/Completion 1983-1984

Cammeray, Sydney

Mr & Mrs Jack Hannes

350 m 2

Face brick walls, prestressed concrete floors and roof

  • RAIA Award, 1985

The waterfront site faces a branch of Sydney Harbour toward the North. Although narrow, it enjoys a tranquil setting with a view across moored yachts toward a public reserve and golf course on the opposite shore.

The living areas of the house are arranged on three floors. Due to the slope of the ground, the garage, entrance and main living room are on the centre floor, the dining/family room and kitchen below, and all bedrooms above. A part-basement service floor contains a whirlpool and sauna, all connected with the outdoor pool terrace.

The three storeys of the house are joined spatially by an open void which allows views up and down from every level with drama added by the free-standing, circular, glass elevator.