Collection by Zachary Edelson

A Historic Sydney Harbor House Gets a Bright Refresh


This 100-year-old house, located in the upscale Sydney suburb of Mosman, features a stunning vista but had been plagued by a dark and disorganized interior, the result of multiple renovations over the decades. The clients, a family of five, approached Sydney and New York-based firm Burley Katon Halliday with a tight budget to bring light and views of the harbor into the interior. The architects brought new clarity to the house by implementing a more open and sensitive room plan.

The house retains its original white weatherboard cladding.
A new coffered ceiling gives the central kitchen and dining rooms a robust architectural anchor.
The dining room features a dining table by Australian brand Zuster and Hans Wegner chairs.
The kitchen and dining area seamlessly flow into the living room and veranda.
The veranda wraps around the northern and eastern sides of the home, capturing the movement of the sun across the sky.
With living and dining spaces now letting light deeper into the house, this family room receives illumination from the...
The master bedroom, located on the far eastern side of the home, captures some of the harbor view as well.
Carrara marble was used in the vanity and the bathroom partitions while shutters let in additional light from the...
Stairs lead to a media and living room, as well as second veranda, located below the main floor.

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