Leichhardt House

Architecture AND have completed a dwelling in the inner-city suburb of Leichhardt. The presence of the garden permeates the dwelling from the moment of entry and throughout.

Project team:
Andrew Burns, Kate Fife, Casey Bryant

A fall of 2m from front to rear yielded a series of tiered spaces. The floor steps twice whilst the ceiling steps once, creating a variety of heights – 2.5m, 3.6m, 3.2m. A unified palette of oak flooring, white joinery and lightly toned stone and concrete creates a subtle spatial quality. Circular landscape gestures contrast to the rectilinearity of the dwelling.

Contemporary dormers signal the contemporary nature of the dwelling.

Framing the outlook of the garden.

Section diagram.

Stepping floor levels.

Rear elevation.