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The transformation of a two-storey High Victorian-style residence in Sydney’s inner west yields stunning results.
Creating the Glass Loggia House In designing this grand residence, Allen Jack+Cottier worked with designer Belinda Koopman and landscape architect Vladimir Sitta. This collaboration saw dark living spaces and a neglected garden transformed into a union of clever design and visual artistry.
From zoo to ghosts Sitta reused building remnants – walls, shed doors and ladders – to construct what he termed a Garden of Ghosts. Drawing inspiration from the house’s previous use as a private zoo, he created a polished-concrete pool ‘fenced’ by a quirky fish skeleton vitrine and plant-filled moat.
Inspired, adaptable space The home’s eponymous double-volume glass loggia, sheltered by an existing cypress stand, creates useable space, and blurs lines between inside and out. An external steel mesh curtain shades the north-west façade, transforming both loggia and garden for different uses. The Glass Loggia House received a HOUSES Magazine High Commendation Award in 2011.
- in association withBelinda Koopman
- GFA40 m²