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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Boustred House in Balmoral, Sydney, Australia by ian moore architects

 
June 8th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ian moore architects

This project is located in Mosman on a north facing slope looking across Sydney’s Middle Harbour to the Spit Bridge and Clontarf. The site falls away dramatically from a broad and densely landscaped verge on the street frontage, with a high sandstone cliff forming the southern boundary. The house is nestled into this cliff, shielding it from the street, where it appears as a single storey, focusing attention on the magnificent view to the north. Entry is from the side street across a small bridge to a front door that opens to a grand stair descending the full height of the house and dividing it into two clearly differentiated volumes. The southern volume contains the service spaces, bathrooms, laundry, dressing room and a small study, while the northern volume contains the living areas and bedrooms. The glass roofed stair between these volumes has an ambiguous reading, neither inside nor out. It is only when one passes through a series of Oak framed portals that you are officially inside. The lowest level contains children’s bedrooms and a games/TV room that opens to the swimming pool terrace. An undercroft below this level contains the pool equipment and plant room. The middle level contains the main living areas, garage and a large north facing outdoor room opening off the kitchen and dining room. The upper level is given over to the main bedroom suite, home office, study and main entry. The simplicity of the external cement rendered form is enriched with an overlay of light bronze anodised aluminum windows, sliding doors and external sun control louvres, while the interior is defined by the Oak joinery and Travertine floors. The northern elevation is composed of a series of stepped cantilevered roofs and balconies with full height ellipsoid aluminium louvres screening the western facade from the afternoon sun and the neighbouring property.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

  • Architect: Ian Moore Architects
  • Project: Boustred House
  • Location: Balmoral, Sydney, Australia
  • Principal Architect: Ian Moore
  • Project team: Danny Mathis, Melika Aljucic, Susanne Loeffler
  • Interior Design: Ian Moore
  • Photographer: Daniel Mayne
  • Structural engineer: Ruggero Benvenuti at Benvenuti SC
  • Building certifier: Paul Rolfe Consulting
  • Builder: Coddington Constructions
  • Landscaping: Material: Jim Osbourne
  • Software used: ArchiCad

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

  • Start Date: 10.08.2007
  • Finish Date: 29.09.2011
  • Construction Period: 01.03.10 – 29.09.11
  • Site Area: 896m2 (9644 sq feet)
  • Gross floor area: 550m2 (5920 sq feet)
  • Contract Sum: Confidential

Material – Structure

  • Floors: Concrete with stone tile
  • Walls: Rendered blockwork
  • Roof: Reinforced concrete with a pebble ballast
  • Windows: Aluminium framed windows – light bronze anodised
  • Doors: Solid timber doors clad in ‘altnum bronze’ symonite

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

Material – Finishes Exterior

  • Floor: Travertine stone tiles
  • Pool: New Zealand white pebblecrete finish with 100 x 100 gloss white waterline tile
  • Balustrade: 50 x 50 stainless steel balusters with 40mm dia. stainless steel handrail
  • Pool fencing: Frameless 12mm toughened glass with 40mm dia. stainless steel handrail
  • Wall – General: Render with colour maker membrane and paint over.
  • Wall – Cladding: ‘Altnum Bronze’ Symonite
  • Glazing – general: ‘Comfort plus’ high performance low e glass etc
  • Soffit: CSR aquachek sheet
  • Roof: Pebble Ballast: Napean River Pebbles

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

Material – Finishes Interior

  • Floor – general: Stone: Travertine stone tiles Carpet: Cavilier Bremworth Velluto in Chinchilla
  • Walls – interior: white painted plasterboard, white painted rendered blockwork
  • Walls – bathroom: 100 x 100 gloss ceramic tile
  • Joinery: American white oak veneer
  • Doors – interior: Solid American white oak door frames. American white oak veneer on solid core doors.
  • Internal stair handrail: 40mm dia. American white oak handrail
  • Ceiling – interior: white painted plasterboard
  • Paint – general: Dulux ‘vivid white’

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

Fixtures, Plant and Equipment:

  • Sanitary Ware: Caroma ‘cube’ toilets, Duravit ‘Scola’ handbasins, Kaldewei ‘Pura’ steel bath
  • Internal Lighting: Kreon internal downlights, Inlite strip lighting, Bega wall lights
  • External Lighting: Nimbus downlights, Bega wall and pool lights
  • Door Hardware: D Line
  • Joinery Hardware : Madinoz handles and Blum hinges and drawer runners
  • Bathroom accessories: D Line, DCShort towel rails
  • Kitchen Accessories: Franke Planar undermount sink
  • Kitchen Appliances: Miele appliances, Electrolux BBQ, Qasair Rangehood
  • Laundry Appliances: Speed Queen
  • Tapware: Vola
  • Grated Drains: Stormtech stainless steel linear drains

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

Image Courtesy © ian moore architects

Image Courtesy © ian moore architects

Image Courtesy © ian moore architects

Image Courtesy © ian moore architects

Image Courtesy © ian moore architects

Image Courtesy © ian moore architects

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