Northbridge House by Johannsen + Associates

January 12, 2009

Johannsen + Associates have designed this recently completed home, located in the Northbridge neighbourhood of Sydney, Australia.

From the architects:

To maximise the aspect of expansive views from the Spit Bridge to North Sydney, this  five bedroom residence is conceived as two pavilion-style wings joined at the entry stairwell.

With a protected central courtyard, shady terraces and a sunny pool loggia, the outdoor spaces open to different parts of the site and garden. Passive heating and cooling and natural ventilation help minimise use of A/C, and solar pool heating and 24,000L rainwater tanks have been integrated into this spacious family home.

The entertaining level is one large fluid space that takes in a panoramic vista over Middle Harbour. Finely detailed joinery elements define and give character to the living, dining and kitchen areas. Timber veneer panels, travertine and opaque glass combine to provide a light, warm finishes palette, which flows through out the house. A steel, timber and glass staircase intersects the entry foyer which is the hinge of the split level wings.

Visit the website of Johannsen + Associates – here.

Visit the website of Johannsen + Associates – here.