Breathe Architecture

Double Life House

 
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Double Life House

Architect

Breathe Architecture, Melbourne, VIC

Designed and Built

2014 - 2015

Design Architect

Jeremy McLeod

Project Lead

Daniel McKenna

Project Team

Jeremy McLeod, Daniel McKenna, Bettina Robinson, Mark Ng

Location

Surry Hills NSW 2010

Specification

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

Program

Two-storey house with outdoor living spaces to North

Photographer

© Katherine Lu

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Introduction

The acclaimed design of 116B Reservoir St is one of quiet inspiration and restful retreat. Relax. Unwind. Recharge. Perhaps, the feeling of being in a boutique hotel.

And for good reason. Although this award-winning design has been documented by noted design critics and observers, there is a small but important clue in the spatial design, materiality and exposed fabric of the hundred-year-old building. The house was in fact the working prototype for Paramount House Hotel.

We love the fact that the success of Paramount House Hotel has been so public, lauded with gongs and garlands since its doors opened. And the fact about 116B Reservoir St has remained so private. In many ways this exemplifies the truth of the house. Private – a 4D buffer from the outside world; physically; acoustically and experientially. A place that draws you back to spend time.

The only house by Breathe Architecture in NSW has kept something as quiet as its interiors...”

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For Russell Beard, one of the power trio behind Paramount House Hotel, he states, “I always look forward to coming home. In fact, it’s the only house I’ve owned that I have felt this.”

As the door closes, one is drawn through a series of spaces that surprise and delight due to one of the most imaginative reinventions of the terrace house. From the insta famous bathroom with a 4.5m vertical that opens to the sky to the ‘living theatre’ of the kitchen space this house is a must see for the design conscious.

Crafted by Breathe Architecture (Paramount House Hotel, The Commons, Nightingale Housing), the modest footprint of the terrace remains unchanged. However, the subtle moves of the interior design have created a home that is effortlessly beautiful.

Even Surry Hills didn’t know it was this cool, or beautiful.

The Insta famous bathroom, with skylight that rolls back to open to the elements!

Specifications

Address

116B Reservoir Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Specification

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

Internal Living Area (approx.)

88 sq m

External Living Area (approx.)

20 sq m

Floor Plan

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PDF floorplan →

Join us at open house to experience the double life of 116B Reservoir St.

Section of 116B Reservoir St

Open House

 
Open house 10.30am to 11.30am on Saturdays
We look forward to welcoming you to the house

Or view by appointment

 
Marcus Lloyd-Jones
0424 00 55 31
 
Modern House Estate Agents
National: 1300 814 768
International: +61 2 8014 5363
Email: viewings@modernhouse.co

Auction

 
Saturday, 7 December at 11.30am