Hillside House

Place: Guringai / Balgowlah NSW

Status: Under Construction

Team: Bridie Gough, Elisa De Cecchi, Marcos Tapia, Ondrej Hromadko

Town Planner: BBF

Contractor: Boombuild


This home sits on the side of a steep, east facing hill and peaks over the tree canopy to the harbour views beyond. The form cascades down in a series of box elements – in a combination of concrete and charred timber cladding.

The central lightwell over the dining area introduces light into the depth of the home whilst the articulated facade allows for moments of light to enter each space.

The interiors aim to lead the occupants through the house and connect the floors of the home with the covered entertaining area and the pool and landscape beyond. The clients are a growing family of 5 and as such the home is able to function as a multi generational home with different zones for different people at different times.