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Skylight House

Image source: www.chenchowlittle.com

Walking past this Victorian terrace in inner-city Sydney, while beautiful none-the-less, it looks like many others in the suburb and surrounding areas. That is unless you have the good fortune to step inside. And once you do, you’ll be blown away by the modern and minimal sculptural design and the fluid flow of the floorplan.

But the real wow factor comes in the form of the incredible light and airyness that is often unfamiliar in traditional terrace houses.

Image source: www.chenchowlittle.com


Renowned Sydney architect firm, Chenchow Little, have created a minimalistic abode filled with glass, concrete and wood.

Nicknamed the Skylight House, the floorplan has been flipped around so that the living areas are on the top floor where there is better access to views and sunlight and the bedrooms have been relocated to the ground floor. Makes total sense doesn’t it?

Image source: www.chenchowlittle.com

The extensive use of glass and the angular skylight roof ensure sunlight bounces profusely around the home reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day. The central courtyard houses a mature banksia tree, giving a softness and natural beauty to the hard surfaces surrounding it and allows for cross-ventilation to take the place of artificial cooling over the steamy Sydney summer.

Seems pretty cool to me. Well, I’d certainly like to live here, wouldn’t you?

Image source: www.chenchowlittle.com

Image source: www.chenchowlittle.com

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