A play of geography, geometry, and light, the Crescent House is an undulating sculpture that weaves through lush, coastal gardens with enchanting views across Sydney Harbour. The clients had long awaited to build their dream home for their young family. They chose the Vaucluse site for the northern aspect, panoramic vistas and direct access to Sydney Harbour foreshore.
Designed by Matthew Woodward Architecture, Matthew Woodward Architecture the brief was to create a future-ready home that captured various opportunities to entertain, relax and rest amongst gardens and harbour views. The house appears as an unfolding white form, edged by garden courtyards and green roofs. The interplay of sharp lines, refined detail and radial curves creates a sense of sculptural ease and subtle purity as it engages with the site and harbour foreshore.
Once entered, the house is experienced as a sequence of volumes through concrete, and whiteness. The muted palette of materials is a canvas for greenery and artwork to be displayed encouraging life and character within.
Landscape works by Myles Baldwin Design compliment the internal arrangement of space with Mediterranean generosity. Most notably, a sloped landscape garden constructed of corten steel provides a lush backdrop for the living spaces, while also creating the separation between the private and public.
Murray Fredericks Photography