The Hill House is a new house in Sydney, Australia, that sits on a steep overlooking the views of the nearby harbor. The one in charge of this project was Luigi Rosselli Architects.
The house has a lightening shaped zinc roof while the garage is covered by a green roof underneath. Converge on the front door is a cobbled entry courtyard surrounded by three sandstone walls. Widen towards the front door is a white concrete awning. It has a circular glass skylight to highlight the entry. The front door comes with a brass woven ribbon mesh exterior with a door handle developed by Blake Letnic. It looks like a straightforward timber board that conceals a molded black section. It was shaped in an ergonomic way to provide a strong grip.
Travertine slabs cover the interior of the front door. It offers a contrast to the dark timber floor.
The front entry is organized at mid-level with the stairs linking the different floors of the Hill House. Upstairs, the landing will direct you to the bedrooms, while downstairs the stair widens to lead to the light filled living spaces. In this space, a branching bubble chandelier from Lindsey Adelman gives a decorative touch. Not only that, paintings from Betty Kunita Pumani entitled ‘Antara’ and Ildiko Kovacs entitled ‘Sweets’ also adds the decorative aspect to the space.
The dining room has walnut wall paneling to give a sense of warmth to the travertine flooring. On the right side of the dining table, there is a bar where the collection of rare whiskeys is being displayed.
Move to the living room, the six panels of the landscape from Philip Wofhagen ‘Third Proposition: Triptych’ spread over a wide fireplace mantle.
Located off a bedroom upstairs, there’s a covered balcony providing uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbor.
The balcony cantilevers out over the underneath outdoor space nears the living areas.
Sandstone arches, travertine flooring, and lined timber ceiling boards on the ground floor create a muscular, powerful, and tough base to the house.
In the garden area beside the pool, you can see a custom-designed bench that will be covered by a vine during certain seasons. This area is an ideal place to relax.