Vaucluse Residence
New South Wales

Set on a steep site above an estuary in Sydney’s Vaucluse, this extensive family residence was a collaboration with Paul Abbot from Fineline. Templeton was responsible for the multi-level interior design.

The traffic flow between spaces (indoor and outdoor) was critical for a family with five children. From street level visitors enter directly into spectacular views. To complement the glass expanse, Templeton introduced a warm timber and stone palette, reflective of the rocky outcrop site. These textures are used to both draw the top level together into a series of intersecting, "wall-less" rooms, plus create unity with the other levels.

A two way fireplace with stone surround divides the dining and living areas into more intimate spaces.

Floating timber ceilings and stairs allow light and air to penetrate across levels. The striking master bathroom offers a spectacular escape, combining indoors and outdoors through a large timber and glass sliding door and timber panelling walls.

Photographer: Robert Walsh

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