Photographer: Justin Alexander

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Photographer: Justin Alexander

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Photographer: Justin Alexander

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The wraparound swimming pool plays the starring role in these alterations and additions and becomes the architectural pivot that binds one hundred years of history. The organic two-storey addition at the back of a single storey 1910 cottage is surrounded by a swimming pool and the water is the focus that holds the two distinct sections of the house together.

By extending the front veranda out to the side of the original cottage it provides a tandem carport, reinforcing the street presence and proportions. Old building techniques were adopted to construct this section, while at the rear cantilevered technology, motorised sliding louvre screens and large plate glass windows give this house a very liveable, comfortable addition.

The substantial cantilevered first floor master bedroom provides shade and a rainproof cover to the outdoor terrace, an elliptical stair connects the old and the new: the first floor bedrooms and the ground floor spaces.

Awards: Randwick City Urban Design Award 2013 – Single Dwelling House (Alterations & Additions), Randwick City Urban Design Award 2013 – Heritage/Adaptive Reuse (Highly Commended).

Design team:

Luigi Rosselli Architects

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

The Pool House by Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses ×

Photographer: Justin Alexander

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