Sandstone Arches Provide Support For This Hillside House

This modern hillside house in Sydney, Australia, features sandstone arches, and a cantilevered balcony. #ModernHouse #ModernArchitecture #CantileveredBalcony #SandstoneArches
Photography © Nicholas Watt

Luigi Rosselli Architects has designed the ‘Hill House’, a new house in Sydney, Australia, that sits on a steep site with views of the harbour.

The house features a lightening shaped zinc roof, while the garage is concealed below a green roof. A cobbled entry courtyard, surrounded by three sandstone walls reinforce the entry and converge on the front door.

Located on the low side of the street, the house features a lightening shaped zinc roof, while the garage is concealed below a green roof. #Architecture #ZincRoof #ModernHouse
Photography © Nicholas Watt

A white concrete awning that widens towards the front door has a circular glass skylight to spotlight the entry.

The front door has a brass woven ribbon mesh exterior, with a door handle design by Blake Letnic, that appears as a straightforward timber board, but also conceals a molded back section, ergonomically shaped to provide a strong grip.

The interior of the front door is covered in travertine slabs, like on the walls, and provides a contrast to the dark timber floor.


Front Door Ideas - This modern front door has a brass woven ribbon mesh exterior, and a travertine slab interior. #ModernFrontDoor #DoorIdeas #FrontDoor
Photography © Nicholas Watt

Inside the home, the front entry is set at mid-level, with the stairs connecting the various floors of the home. Upstairs the landing leads to the bedrooms, while downstairs the stair widens, leading to the light filled living areas.

A Lindsey Adelman branching bubble chandelier adds a decorative touch, while the paintings are ‘Antara’ by Betty Kunita Pumani and ‘Sweets’ by Ildiko Kovacs.


Stair Ideas - This modern staircase features a Lindsey Adelman branching bubble chandelier, while the paintings are ‘Antara’ by Betty Kunita Pumani and ‘Sweets’ by Ildiko Kovacs.  #StairIdeas #Staircase #InteriorDesign
Photography © Nicholas Watt

In the dining room, walnut wall paneling adds warmth to the room, that also features travertine flooring. To the right of the dining table is a bar where the owner keeps his collection of rare whiskeys.


Dining Room Ideas - In this contemporary dining room, walnut wall paneling adds warmth to the room, that also features travertine flooring. To the right of the dining table is a bar where the owner keeps his collection of rare whiskeys. #DiningRoom #TravertineFlooring #WalnutPanels
Photography © Nicholas Watt

In the living room, the six panels of Philip Wolfhagen’s landscape ‘Third Proposition: Triptych’ stretches over an extra wide fireplace mantle.


Living Room Ideas - In this modern living room, the six panels of Philip Wolfhagen’s landscape ‘Third Proposition: Triptych’ stretches over an extra wide fireplace mantle. #LivingRoom #Fireplace #LivingRoomIdeas
Photography © Nicholas Watt

Upstairs and located off a bedroom, a covered balcony provides uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour.


This modern house features a cantilevered balcony with views of Sydney Harbour. #CantileveredBalcony #ModernArchitecture
Photography © Nicholas Watt

The balcony cantilevers out over the outdoor space below, that’s located off the living areas.


This modern balcony cantilevers out over the outdoor space below, that's located off the living areas. #CantileveredBalcony #ModernArchitecture
Photography © Nicholas Watt

On the ground floor, sandstone arches, lined timber ceiling boards, and travertine flooring form a powerful, tough, and muscular base to the home.


On the ground floor of this modern house, sandstone arches, lined timber ceiling boards, and travertine flooring form a powerful, tough, and muscular base to the home. #SandstoneArches #ModernHouse #ModernArchitecture #TravertineFlooring
Photography © Nicholas Watt

In the garden and beside the pool, a custom-designed bench will soon be covered by a vine, creating a quiet place to relax.


Landscaping Ideas - In the garden and beside the pool, a custom-designed bench will soon be covered by a vine, creating a quiet place to relax. #OutdoorBench #LandscapingIdeas #Pergola
Photography © Nicholas Watt | Design Architect: Luigi Rosselli | Project Architects: Rebekah Munro, Blake Letnic | Landscape Architect: Tropic of Sydney | Structural & Hydraulic Consultant: Charles Blunt for Rooney & Bye (Australia) Pty Ltd | Interior Designer: Decus Interiors | Builder: Critharis Constructions | Joiner: Enth Degree Projects | Zinc Roof: Sterland Roofing | Steel Windows: All Metal Projects | Stonemason: Divine Cornerstone

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Front Door Ideas - This modern front door has a brass woven ribbon mesh exterior, and a travertine slab interior. #ModernFrontDoor #DoorIdeas #FrontDoor
Stair Ideas - This modern staircase features a Lindsey Adelman branching bubble chandelier. #StairIdeas #Staircase #InteriorDesign
Stair Ideas - This modern staircase features a Lindsey Adelman branching bubble chandelier, while the paintings are ‘Antara’ by Betty Kunita Pumani and ‘Sweets’ by Ildiko Kovacs.  #StairIdeas #Staircase #InteriorDesign
On the ground floor of this modern house, sandstone arches, lined timber ceiling boards, and travertine flooring form a powerful, tough, and muscular base to the home. #SandstoneArches #ModernHouse #ModernArchitecture #TravertineFlooring
Front Door Ideas - This modern front door has a brass woven ribbon mesh exterior, and a travertine slab interior. #ModernFrontDoor #DoorIdeas #FrontDoor
Front Door Ideas - This modern front door has a brass woven ribbon mesh exterior, and a travertine slab interior. #ModernFrontDoor #DoorIdeas #FrontDoor
Decor Ideas - In this dining room, a simple cabinet is decorated with a vase and a landscape painting. #HomeDecor #InteriorDesign
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