Today we’ll take you through a new build located on the upper north shore in Sydney. The Garden House by James Design Studio is a new home built for clients with the brief revolving around creating a contemporary abode perfect for visiting family and guests, with a cosy design that would make a perfect oasis within a busy Sydney setting. Come with us as we go on a full house tour!
“The clients are now at an age where their adult children have left home and required a house that would be inviting for visiting family and guests. It was to be a place where grandchildren could stay and flourish under supervision. The environment was to be considered and a design was to be formulated that would create a sanctuary within a busy Sydney setting. This was achieved through planning principles as mentioned above. The communal areas all face the swimming pool and the courtyards provide for various activities.” – James Design Studio
From the outside, the design of this new home did not stand out obnoxiously amongst its more traditional neighbours. Located in a leafy suburban area surrounded by simple post-war cottages, the contemporary design fused well all within the context of a heritage streetscape. The plan wraps around three private landscaped courtyards with a strong relationship to the outdoors.
A certain warmth is shown upon entering the home, with the interior revealing a soft assembly of timber floors and white walls that receive daylight openly through cleverly situated windows, glass panels, and doors. The interior finishes draw on the individual textures of the materials employed, and detail is careful and clean but controlled.
“Through glazed elements, at the ground floor, the internal spaces give out onto the long north-facing deck, which overlooks the pool, and to courtyards and terraces providing a strong connection to the garden. This connection to garden and greenery is important as it fits the belief that such a link to natural elements creates a feeling of tranquillity, a stark contrast to the fast pace of Sydney life. This concept has been fundamental to the success of the design and has materialised in three private courtyards, additional to the surrounding garden.” – James Design Studio
With the goal of creating a comfortable and sustainable home to provide for visitors and family accommodation, the clever design by James Design Studio opened up a series of beautiful spaces for the family that they will surely love!