A living space design called Mosman House which is located in Sydney, Australia is completed designed by the Corben Architects architecture design. This new three storey living space project has four bedrooms. This north facing residence is sited on a battle axe block. This house is designed to take a maximum advantage of the put standing water views and maintain the absolute privacy to the adjacent neighbors. To adhere to the local approving authority’s views sharing the policy and ensure the minimal view loss to the neighbors behind, this building is replaced a small older single level house style and have to be skillfully designed for it.
The living space is concealed behind a timber battened garage door and entry gate to the street, but then reveals itself as one enters of the site and moves through the landscaped garden from the front gate to the front door. Only glimpses of the panoramic water view which are lies beyond are revealed along this journey. By entering the house and keep moving into the large open plan Living/Dining/Kitchen, the full impact of the stunning views is felt. The substantial living space with its large sliding windows and high ceilings flows out and becomes one with the outside encouraging the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The two living areas and the guest wing are located on the middle level with three bedrooms on the upper level, while the main one designed as a luxury suite, they are exist in the main entry. In the lower level is incorporates a large rumpus / media room and the store areas.
The building is a simple rectilinear form of the concrete and the masonry construction, then to present a modern home with a focus on the natural materials and the clear design principles; it is carefully layered with a timber battening and the sandstone cladding. The incorporate American Oak timber floors to the living areas are finishes the interior design. To the circulation areas is honed the Grey Limestone. The Walnut veneered joinery, white polyurethane cupboards, Quartz kitchen bench tops and the Marble slabs in the bathrooms to create a contemporary, sophisticated interior with a warm inviting feel.
To provide the thermal mass and the Energy Efficient which is glazing to the external windows and the doors, energy saving option is adopted including an operable skylight over the central core which is allowing the natural light and ventilation. This house design is also consists of a rainwater harvesting system which is comprisees of 30,000L rainwater tank, it is used for the garden irrigation and flushing of the toilets.
The finished house is a fine example of an understated but luxurious house which is takes the maximum advantage of a difficult site.
Visit the Corben Architects website – here.
Photography by Alina Gozina