“Hearth in the Well” designed by Luigi Rosselli Architects involved an extensive renovation of an existing federation home in Mosman for a busy young family.
The scope of this project required extensive demolition & excavation in rock while protecting parts of the existing house on temporary steel supports. This approach also enabled us to continue works on the upper floors of the house while the basement works were taking place. A large portion of the sandstone façade was taking down piece by piece, labelled stored onsite and then later rebuilt.
We also elected to extend the documented extent of the concrete slab on the ground floor. This approach was more expensive to implement, however it eliminated the need for carpenters to stich in lightweight floor framing post-concrete works. This saved us time and gave the client a better quality and more robust floor structure.
Considerable subterranean stormwater works were undertaken in order to divert water around the property.
A feature of this project is the sunken lounge with a custom fireplace that involved multiple artisans to bring to life in both a functional and visual sense. Special mention must be given to the tiling finish which we believe has been executed to near on perfection.
The elliptical staircase connects the ground floor to the first, and also creating a feature at the front entry.
The interiors by Arent & Pyke top this project off to be a stylish and sophisticated family home.
LUIGI ROSSELLI ARCHITECTS
2023 MASTER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF NSW EXCELLENCE IN HOUSING AWARDS, JOINT WINNER, ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS $4-4.4M