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Mosman Design Awards 2009: 20 Bradleys Head Road

Mosman Design Awards 2009

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20 Bradleys Head Road

This large heritage listed Federation Queen Anne residence has been restored and transformed into an intriguing composition of heritage and contemporary architecture.

The alterations and additions have removed a collection of rooms built over time to the rear of the original grand residence. The new rear additions are scaled appropriately and organized in a traditional ‘lean to’ arrangement.

The design intent was to have a clear and defined differentiation between the old and the new part of the house.

While the old rooms are traditionally shaped, the new ones are free flowing, open and without doors. The shade provided by the verandahs in the front of the house is contrasted by the luminosity of the new family room and master bedroom. The solidity of the brick and slate at the front is opposed by the lightness of the weather boards and steel roof at the back.

The brief also required the relocation of the swimming pool and tennis court to provide a free and open garden by moving the tennis court further away from the house.

Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd (Project Architect: Simon Stead)
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