This contemporary home is located in the town of Dover Heights, west of the city of Sydney in Australia, and it is designed by Durbach Block Jaggers. The project is completed in 2004, and it has won some awards: in 2004 Featured in Sydney Open Historic Houses Trust Tour, in 2005 Wilkinson Award for Residential Architecture (NSW) and in 2005 National Award for Housing.
Durbach Block Jaggers: Sited on the edge of a 70-metre high cliff, the plan of Holman House refers to Picasso’s painting The Bather. It contains a complex series of fluid living spaces set within a meandering perimeter that arcs, folds and stretches in response to sun, landscape and views. Living and dining areas cantilever out over the ocean, allowing dramatic views up and down the coast. The lower floor forms a base that is built from rough stone walls like an extension of the cliff below. These walls continue along the cliff edge to form a series of eccentric terraced gardens and a vase-shaped rock pool.
Photography by: Peter Bennetts, Brett Boardman, Anthony Browell, Chris Cole, John Gollings, Reiner Blunck.