Designed and built on the smallest plot in Sydney’s smallest suburb ‘The Narrow House’ aimed to provide a smart response to a constrained site, just six meters wide.
The dwelling is only four meters wide and spans over four levels.
In the context of its waterfront location on the street resembles contemporary boatshed, which unfolds gracefully down the steep site, capturing light and space.
The concept for this house was one of a contemporary boatshed which presented as such on the streetscape in materiality and form. Upon entry it surprises - it organises space in a playful manner to showcase how a narrow shell can feel spacious and light internally.
Surrounded by Ku-ring-gai National Park the form embraces the magnificent natural environment, drawing the outside in and while minimising overshadowing impacts to neighbouring properties.
The building is lightly balanced on its steel and concrete piers as it unfolds down the site. A rhythm of pitched roofs establish the form which frame the views to Coal and Candle creek from each of the four levels.
Clad with quintessentially Australian materials of corrugated metal and weatherboard and an interior palette of black, textured white and native timber, the home has a contemporary yet grounded feel, appropriate in the context.
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Level 3 and Level 4 Plan
Level 1 and Level 2 Plan
The 'heart'of the home
Dining/ Living with a view
Pop out window detail
'Secret' doors in wall panelling to bathroom and bedroom
Entry bridge to Mezzanine Level
The Parents Retreat
View and deck from main bedroom - Parents Retreat
Round on round
The end of a day