House, Turramurra, 1960 to 1983.
was an unusual brief, as the client was a sunworshipper. The
site is large, and the brief called for the house to be sited
to give maximum privacy to the nude owners. The landscape
was therefore moulded and planted, to give maximum privacy
to the almost all glass walls of the house. The house is unusual
structurally, as the strip footings are used to create dwarf
walls to create enclosure and banquettes. The broad roof overhangs
give a sense of protection, and enclosure while maintaining
the 'internal' feeling of the glass walls. The current owners
restored the house to its original design after an interim
owner had modified it beyond recognition.
from Hills, other works of Gruzman featured on this site include
Montrose, and Darling
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