An Updated Design For This 1970s Home Includes Recycled Brick And High Ceilings

Luigi Rosselli Architects have designed the update of a 1970's home in Sydney, that features white masonry gables, recycled brick and aluminum battens.

 

Luigi Rosselli Architects have designed the update and addition to a 1970’s home in Sydney, Australia. Named Twin Peaks, the home originally had a single roof peak, however when they added to the home, a second peak was created.

 

White masonry gables and recycled brick are combined with aluminum battens that screen the windows facing the street, creating a contemporary facade.

This house features white masonry gables and recycled bricks, combined with aluminum battens that screen the windows that face the street, creating a contemporary facade.

Photography © Justin Alexander

The house has a zinc roof that conceals gutters and down-pipes, creating a crisp exterior profile. The front door is hidden away from view within the anodized aluminum battens.


This modern house has a zinc roof that conceals gutters and down-pipes, creating a crisp exterior profile. The front door is hidden away from view within the anodized aluminum battens.

Photography © Justin Alexander

At the rear of the house, Pencil Pines flank the swimming pool and deck in the backyard. Above the deck there are rotating blades on the motorized pergola, allowing the home owner to control the amount of shade needed.


At the rear of this modern house, Pencil Pines flank the swimming pool and deck in the backyard. Above the deck there are rotating blades on the motorized pergola, allowing the home owner to control the amount of shade needed.

Photography © Justin Alexander

A curved window and a sliding glass door surrounded by recycled brick, open up the living room to the backyard.


This modern house features a curved window and a sliding glass door surrounded by recycled brick, opens up the living room to the backyard.

Photography © Justin Alexander

Next to the living room is the dining room. It features 13 foot (4m) high glass doors that slide away into a wall cavity to create an unobstructed flow into the garden. High ceilings make the interior of the home feel open and airy.


This modern dining room features 13 foot (4m) high glass doors that slide away into a wall cavity to create an unobstructed flow into the garden. High ceilings make the interior of the home feel open and airy.

Photography © Justin Alexander

The kitchen, which sits next to the dining room, has white minimalist cabinets, with darker sections for seating. The upper cabinets against the wall have V grooved doors, making the joints barely visible, while a dark stone countertop contrasts the cabinets. The fridges and pantry have been hidden behind a brass and bronze woven mesh screen at the end of the kitchen.


This modern kitchen, which sits next to the dining room, has white minimalist cabinets, with darker sections for seating. The upper cabinets against the wall have V grooved doors, making the joints barely visible, while a dark stone countertop contrasts the cabinets. The fridges and pantry have been hidden behind a brass and bronze woven mesh screen at the end of the kitchen.

Photography © Justin Alexander

On the walls of the house, instead of painting over the gypsum plaster, the architects gently (and without excessive buffing) applied a clear beeswax to create a soft lustre and a smooth waxy texture. A small home office area with a white floating shelf sits against the wall.


On the walls of this modern house, instead of painting over the gypsum plaster, the architects gently (and without excessive buffing) applied a clear beeswax to create a soft lustre and a smooth waxy texture. A small home office area with a white floating shelf sits against the wall.

Photography © Justin Alexander

Next to the desk is a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired “Albero” bookcase designed by Gianfranco Frattini. The stairs that sit next to the bookcase can be used to reach the upper shelves. Another woven brass and bronze screen separates the stairs from the front door, while a skylight provides sunlight to the interior of the house.


This modern house has a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired “Albero” bookcase designed by Gianfranco Frattini. The stairs that sit next to the bookcase can be used to reach the upper shelves. Another woven brass and bronze screen separates the stairs from the front door, while a skylight provides sunlight to the interior of the house.

Photography © Justin Alexander

Upstairs and in the master bedroom, the double height ceiling features whitewashed timber boards, giving it a lofty appearance.


In this contemporary master bedroom, the double height ceiling features whitewashed timber boards, giving it a lofty appearance.

Photography © Justin Alexander

In the bathroom, green onyx, chosen by the homeowners, has been used for a backsplash, while a white vanity and oval bathtub add a simple contemporary touch.


In this bathroom, green onyx has been used for a backsplash, while a white vanity and oval bathtub add a simple contemporary touch.

Photography © Justin Alexander | Design Architect: Luigi Rosselli | Project Architect: Jane McNeill | Interior Designer: Marianna Atlas | Builder: Grid Projects Pty Ltd | Structural Consultant:  Rooney & Bye Pty Ltd | Joiner: Sydney Joinery | Landscaper: Rolling Stone Landscapes and EJM Landscape Construction

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