House Opened to Sunlight, Ventilation and Views of Tree Canopies: Christopher Polly Architect
This Cottage called Elliot Ripper House was rebuilt from the old house. The architects, Christopher Polly Architect, did their best to fit the house into the site, make it cozy and friendly. One side of the house almost abuts upon the high wall; this inconvenience was perfectly turned into a favorable circumstance by giving a certain sense of protection and an absolute openness in the opposite direction. On the ground floor there is an open plan kitchen, dining room and living room. Visually the rooms in this area are connected and united under the upper floor's ceiling. Bathroom, laundry and everything else, that requires the service lines, are located in the center of the house on both floors. The bedrooms are located on the second floor. Particular attention is drawn to the panoramic windows, which form a completely open outdoor space that looks extremely attractive and provides good ventilation in the hot Australian climate.