Sandstone And Timber Cover This New Australian House

Luigi Rosselli Architects have designed a contemporary house in Sydney, Australia, that features a sandstone and wood exterior.

 

Photography © Justin Alexander

Luigi Rosselli Architects have designed a contemporary house in Sydney, Australia, that features a sandstone and wood exterior.

 

Adjustable timber screens can be opened to allow light into this modern wood and sandstone house, while the entry steps are on a slight incline. Beside the steps is a ramp to make it easy for children's strollers and garbage bins to be moved from the house to the street and back.

Photography © Justin Alexander

As the house is located close to the neighbors and to the access road, it was designed to offer privacy and at the same time allow for the northern light to filter into the house. it needed to offer privacy yet at the same time allow the northern sun to filter into the house.


Luigi Rosselli Architects have designed a contemporary house in Sydney, Australia, that features a sandstone and wood exterior.

Photography © Justin Alexander (top), © Edward Birch (bottom)

Off to the side of the main entrance you can see that the house opens up to a large backyard with plenty of space for outdoor entertaining. Elements like a spa and swimming pool, outdoor shower, pizza oven and barbeque, have all been included to create an indoor/outdoor living environment.

 


This modern wood and sandstone house opens up to a large backyard with plenty of space for outdoor entertaining. Elements like a spa and swimming pool, outdoor shower, pizza oven and barbeque, have all been included to create an indoor/outdoor living environment.

Photography © Justin Alexander (top and bottom photo), © Edward Birch (middle photo)

Floor-to-ceiling windows separate the outdoor space from the interiors of the home, which have been designed by Romaine Alwill of Alwill Interiors. When opened, the large over-sized windows are concealed within the wall behind the stonework and cabinetry.


Floor-to-ceiling windows separate the outdoor space from the interiors of this modern house. When opened, the large over-sized windows are concealed within the wall behind the stonework and cabinetry.

Photography © Justin Alexander

Behind the living room is the dining area and the kitchen, that features a stone countertop, solid timber doors and over-sized ceramic floor tiles.


This modern kitchen features a stone countertop, solid timber doors and over-sized ceramic floor tiles. The dining room is made up of a large wood table, upholstered dining chairs and a large pendant lamp hanging above.

Photography © Justin Alexander

A large sliding wood door can be closed to hide the stairs and entryway from the main living space, while a continuous shelf between the two spaces is the ideal spot for dropping your keys and phone when you walk inside.


In this modern house, a large sliding wood door can be closed to hide the stairs and entryway from the main living space, while a continuous shelf between the two spaces is the ideal spot for dropping your keys and phone when you walk inside.

Photography © Justin Alexander

To the left of the stairs is a recycled sandstone wall by French Stonemasonry, that keeps a touch of nature inside, while cantilevered stair treads and a glass railing guide you to the upper floor of the home.


To the left of these modern wood and glass stairs is a recycled sandstone wall and large sliding wood door.

Photography © Justin Alexander

At the top of the stairs, there’s curved walls and a curved ceiling bulkhead. One the floor the wood from the stairs transitions to a light grey carpet.


At the top of these modern stairs, there's curved walls and a curved ceiling bulkhead. One the floor the wood from the stairs transitions to a light grey carpet.

Photography © Justin Alexander

In the master bedroom symmetry was key and was achieved by project architect Jane McNeill when designing the space, by creating a custom upholstered and wood headboard, that was made by Sydney Joinery Pty Ltd.


Symmetry was key in the design of this master bedroom with an upholstered headboard and hanging pendant lamps has beside lights.

Photography © Justin Alexander

All of the bedrooms in the home open up to a deep covered terrace that looks out to the garden, while the slatted timber screens allow the breeze from the river to flow indoors.


All of the bedrooms in this modern house open up to a deep covered terrace that looks out to the garden, while the slatted timber screens allow the breeze from the river to flow indoors.

Photography © Jane McNeill

In the lower floor of the home is a custom wine cellar, that features a barrel as a table, and plenty of shelving for various wine collections.


This custom wine cellar features a barrel as a table and hidden lighting to show off the bottles.

Photography © Justin Alexander | Builder: KCJ Constructions Pty Ltd | Structural Consultant: BG&E Pty Ltd | Landscape Designer: Rolling Stone Landscapes | Landscape Installer: Hilli Landscapes

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