Lauderdale ave

Place: Guringai / Fairlight NSW

Status: Built

Team: Bridie Gough, Frida Blomqvist

Town Planner: BBF

Contractor: JP & S Casey Builders

Photography: Simon Whitbread


The pair of dwellings hug the steep south facing hillside. Each level is designing to maximise the views of Sydney Harbour and the heads. We introduced a large double height space on the northern side of the building, above the kitchen, to bring light deep into dwellings and it also allows for the living spaces to open onto a sheltered courtyard with a beautiful natural rock wall – for when the southerly picks up on a summer afternoon.

The narrow width of this typology demands efficiency and Platform certainly delivered efficient, beautiful and functional spaces. Our clients also initiated a desire for these dwellings to be passive homes and the end result is a pair of fully sealed, low energy use, sustainable dwellings.