Courtyard House is located within Sydney’s Western suburbs, an area typified by post-war brick cottages, and increasingly peppered by unsympathetic project home development. Unique to the site is the presence of a forested lake reserve. The design of the house is derived through a reading of both the natural and built context.
The new addition encloses a series of crafted interiors, each deceptively spacious despite the modest footprint, and designed to offer a heightened experience of landscape from within an intimate setting. Large sections of the facade slide fully away allowing living areas to merge into the surrounding garden and for the edge of bathroom and bedrooms to vanish into the forest context.