Intersecting House is situated on a long, narrow site which slopes away from the road towards the harbour and Manly views. As the house is set lower than the road with living spaces opening back toward the street, a light timber screen filters street views and creates privacy, yet allows light and ventilation to the private living spaces. The house has two living levels; the primary living level opens out toward an elevated view and the lower living area flows out to a pool deck and private courtyards. The sleeping level is positioned on the top level, providing privacy, quiet and commanding views.


Stafford Design Team
Bruce Stafford, Anna Antoniades, Rachel Kayode
Interior Architecture
Arent & Pyke
C.E. Pilcher & Son
Structural Engineer
Geoff Ninnes Fong
Landscape Designer
Jane Grossberg
Karl Beath
Vaucluse, Sydney

Our primary design basis was to link vertical and horizontal circulation through double and triple volume spaces and a dialog of floating planes and connected textual elements. Finishes such as polished concrete floors internally and externally, tinted concrete bench tops, raw basalt, timber and steel are assembled in a contemporary composition to facilitate easy living and a seamless flow between inside and out.