This new house in Vaucluse sits on a triangular-shaped site in a natural valley that leads to a small beach. The architecture responds to these site conditions with an L-shaped plan that maximises Sydney Harbour views from the entertaining and private spaces on the upper level.

Entering from the street, the middle level contains bedrooms and bathrooms. A curvaceous raw steel stair leads up to entertaining spaces and down to private gardens, a swimming pool, and entertaining terraces at ground level.

The owners enjoy this lush garden on a daily basis, to access the carport which is located below the house and connected via a covered walkway.

Privacy is assured by banks of vertical louvres that direct the gaze towards water views, and horizontal louvres that bring in natural breezes.

Planter boxes at various levels throughout the house help to embed this new build into its mature garden setting.


Vaucluse, NSW


Belle, 2019/20


Justin Alexander