We've already written about Luigi Rosselli Architects muliple times and Decus Interiors was also previously featured in our magazine and on our website. The two agencies regularly join forces and the result is always astonishing. Hill House in Sydney also made our hearts beat faster and therefore we could not keep the project from you.
With a stunning view of Sydney's skyline and harbour, it was a logical choice for the architect to put this view at the heart of his design. There are several balconies and the ceiling-high windows with thin aluminium frames ensure that the surroundings can also be enjoyed to the fullest from the inside. The entire house breathes light and space. An important role in this is also played by the central stairwell, which widens from bottom to top. Luigi Rosselli Architects worked with Alexandra Donohoe Church of Decus Interiors to create an interior design that perfectly matched the structural design. The result is a warm, but also fresh and elegant home. The basis refers to a classic European luxury and is complemented by contemporary elements and a unique interpretation of traditional schemes. We see this, among other things, in the choice of materials that create an inviting environment. It already starts in the entrance hall where we notice a travertine wall cladding and dark wooden floor, an interesting alternative to what is usually done. In the dining room and kitchen, however, this natural stone is used in the floor to reflect light and give the room extra depth and dynamism.
A beautiful whole in which everything is attuned to each other.
The natural incidence of light prevails and with the exception, for example, of the impressive lamp in the stairwell, the lighting elements remain overall stylishly in the background. In terms of furniture and decoration, timeless pieces have been combined with playful and personal elements. Alexandra Donohoe Church mentions the dining table, a design by Christophe Delcourt that can seat up to 16 people, as one of her favourite items. We can totally see ourselves relax completely in all these spaces. Despite the many intriguing pieces in all the rooms, there is a beautiful whole in which everything is attuned to each other. Photography by Anson Smart