mcmahons point house
mcmahons point, sydney
McMahon's Point House is set in a leafy northern suburb of Sydney within a heritage conservations area.
The front is a semi detached cottage, built circa 1909, which forms a row of six houses along the street. The clients brief is a four bedroom house comprising a contemporary addition to the rear, whilst celebrating the heritage cottage to the front.
The addition to the heritage cottage is formed and moulded to maximise natural sunlight to the site, as it is bounded and overshadowed by three neighbouring properties.
The middle of the house has been carved out to provide and indented into the form, transforming it into a courtyard providing privacy, northern outlook, light and ventilation.