Hunters Hill House
Brett Boardman

Hunters Hill House

Glyde Bautovich as Architects

We were approached by a couple to revitalise an existing sandstone cottage built in the late 19th century. The house had gone through an extensive renovation in the 1980s that left it cut off from a beautiful formal north facing garden.
The clients spend most of their time living on their farm in the southern inland region of NSW. Their love for nature inspired the new works in both form-making and materials.
Concrete, galvanised steel, timber, sandstone and metal cladding transformed into simple gable forms and a relaxed verandah allow the house to breathe with the garden.

photo_credit Brett Boardman
Brett Boardman
photo_credit Brett Boardman
Brett Boardman

The retention of solid sandstone walls and the addition of new ones are subtly differentiated by surface textures, blurring the line between old and new. A new verandah was introduced which integrates rather than separates, leaving the viewer to determine what is old and what is new.

photo_credit Brett Boardman
Brett Boardman
photo_credit Brett Boardman
Brett Boardman

Integration with the rear garden is enhanced with expansive sliding doors and clear span windows that frame tree canopies and allows filtered light through.
Highlight windows allow the texture of the existing terracotta tiles to enter the new addition permeating the space with warmth and depth.
The selection of timber Hans Wegner (Cult Furniture) furniture adds another layer of warmth and texture with an attention to detail that is reflected and commensurate with the house.

photo_credit Brett Boardman
Brett Boardman
photo_credit Brett Boardman
Brett Boardman

Team:

Architects: Glyde Bautovich

Photographer: Brett Boardman

photo_credit Brett Boardman
Brett Boardman
photo_credit Brett Boardman
Brett Boardman
Caption
Caption
Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

Project Spotlight
Product Spotlight
News
Seattle’s Maritime Innovation Center: A catalyst for the Blue Economy
19 Jul 2024 News
Seattle’s Maritime Innovation Center: A catalyst for the Blue Economy

The Port of Seattle recently broke ground on the new Maritime Innovation Center at Fishermen’s... More

Monumental sculptures appear to embrace and support Fragment Apartments in Prague
19 Jul 2024 News
Monumental sculptures appear to embrace and support Fragment Apartments in Prague

Prague-based creative studio QARTA Architektura has completed the development of an apartment comple... More

Key recent projects by Baumschlager Eberle Architekten
19 Jul 2024 News
Key recent projects by Baumschlager Eberle Architekten

Baumschlager Eberle Architekten is an international architectural firm known for its contextual inte... More

XISUI Design creates serene woven metal pavilion inspired by bird nest and eggshell structures
18 Jul 2024 Innovations
XISUI Design creates serene woven metal pavilion inspired by bird nest and eggshell structures

Shanghai-based XISUI Design is a multidisciplinary studio with a team of architects, installation ar... More

Kinder Land Bridge and Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Prairie: A Green Oasis in Houston’s Urban Heart
18 Jul 2024 News
Kinder Land Bridge and Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Prairie: A Green Oasis in Houston’s Urban Heart

Memorial Park, an iconic urban greenspace in Houston, Texas, has long been valued for its vast trail... More

Perkins&Will designs collaborative London-based head office building and “living lab”
17 Jul 2024 News
Perkins&Will designs collaborative London-based head office building and “living lab”

Global architecture and design firm Perkins&Will designed the London-based European head office... More

DREAM completes a community hub in spruce and pine near Paris
17 Jul 2024 News
DREAM completes a community hub in spruce and pine near Paris

French architecture studio DREAM has unveiled the ESAT Lozaits-Seguin, a light-filled community buil... More

Kindergarten in Villacurí, Peru, showcases use of traditional materials and building techniques
17 Jul 2024 News
Kindergarten in Villacurí, Peru, showcases use of traditional materials and building techniques

Architects Betsaida Curto Reyes of Estudio Copla and Ander Bados Sesma of Atelier Ander Bados have c... More