Roseville House

Country / Cammeraygal

Tribe were tasked with updating a modest 1930s bungalow in Sydney’s Upper North Shore to suit the lifestyle of a young family. The original house was characterised by its herringbone brick gables and a glorious brick sunburst over the front door, now reflected in an expansive rear extension that is a celebration of the heritage craftsmanship. The kitchen, dining and living room now open to the sun-drenched garden through glass walls and sliding doors. A site-specific approach led Tribe to keep the height of the house low and the footprint of the house small, so that it remains subtle and polite from the street. The rear of the house was treated with as much care and attention as the original decorative façade, reflecting the reversal of the traditional value of ‘best face forward’.

  • Built / 2017
  • Builder / Daniel Girling Butcher
  • Photographer / Katherine Lu
  • Awards / Think Brick Awards: Residential. / Houses Awards: Alts + Adds. / AIA NSW Residential: Alts + Adds