A beach house on stilts. Impeccably designed stairs with storage. A book lover’s dream. This beautiful home is creation of Australian architect Luigi Rosselli. Behind the white picket fence on the front street, a circular stair leads to a relaxed timber veranda , ultramarine weatherboards and the original white timber windows make for a breezy, summery house. Bleached interiors reverberate with crisp and clear classical violin practices and hold a myriad of books encased in every wall stud and recess. At the back of the house, facing into a small tropical garden dense with palms and ferns, there is a garden room with a massive sliding shutter that can be secured, and protects the fully furnished room when no one is at home. The stair takes position centre stage in the house, supported by a solid stud wall filled with bookshelves and bathed in natural light.
Design Architect: Luigi Rosselli, Edward Birch
Project Architect: Edward Birch, Irene Brugueras (Joinery)
Interior Designer: Luigi Rosselli, Edward Birch
Builder: Stonewood Construction Pty Ltd
Joiner: Sydney Joinery
Photography: Justin Alexander, Edward Birch
Hilarious T of F! I now have a vision of 8 foot giants parading up the stairs and bumping their heads!
Taste of France says:
I love that swooping overhang.
The windows are wonderful–it must be such an outdoors/indoors feel, nice and bright. And that is a very modern take on a picket fence.
The book cubbies are great as storage-cum-art but they seem to need to be shallower (I wouldn't want to have to reach back to clean) or go the full width of the stairs. The stair overhand seems to beckon head-bumps.