East Lindfield



A local client commissioned Playoust Churcher to design a new family home. The owners purchased the site due to not only its north-facing rear yard, but also due to it being one of the widest blocks of land in the area.

As a result, the brief was to maximise the views and sense of space from the majority of living areas. We designed this home to accommodate a growing family as well to cater for guests and allow for multigenerational living.

The zoning of the home includes first-floor bedrooms and multiple living rooms on the ground floor.

These then flow out to extensive entertaining areas, including an outdoor fireplace, pool and games room.

We also designed additional spaces to include a home theatre, barre space, sauna and wine cellar on the basement level.

Increase the drama

The design response allowed us to locate the kitchen, meals area and family room in a series of large, defined spaces spanning across the site.

To increase the drama of these spaces, the design lifted the raked ceilings upwards to the north, allowing fantastic views upwards towards the trees in the rear yard and maximising the light penetration deep into these spaces.

With views of distant trees

The site’s width has also allowed courtyard spaces to be employed along the boundaries, which allows each room to face into these courtyards rather than a side fence. Again, raked ceilings allow views outwards and upwards to trees in the distance.

Another key feature is the central stairwell connecting all three levels of the home. It employs a large lantern-style skylight, allowing light to penetrate deep into the middle of the home and down the dramatic staircase into the basement.


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11 Marian Street
Killara NSW 2071

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