Beautiful Middle Harbour House by Richard Cole Architecture
Designed by Richard Cole Architecture, the contemporary Middle Harbour House is located in Sydney, Australia. It overlooks Middle Harbour from an exposed site, so obviously a main concern was that of finding viable solutions for providing both openness and privacy.
The dramatic layered architecture of the house is the direct result of this search. A clever mix of textures, openings, and shelters has achieved the perfect balance between hidden and exposed areas, all with an alluring sense of warmth and modern coziness.
The house is built on a corner site, so there are two road frontages to which it is exposed. The lot also slopes to the east, making room for layered volumes that continue onto terraces and provide plenty of privacy. For an extra sense of openness, the house features a double-height space at the center, welcoming natural light and framing extensive views.