Inside out

On a steep waterfront site above the Georges River in Sydney, a solid masonry ‘tower’ house is re-engineered for family life adding new levels and amenity and a better connection to landscape, while reducing the building footprint.

A vertical solution

To reduce site demolition, the sound base structure was retained and its clipped-on balconies removed. Two new floors were added and the old interiors reconfigured to incorporate a new lift though the five levels. Outdoor rooms are carved into the structure. Interior function and flow are improved with a separate parents’ level and kids’ level, and a new rumpus/games level at the building base, opening to the river-edge garden.


Sydney NSW