Private Residence

Sydney, NSW

Land of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation


Former Glory Inc
Dangar Barin Smith


Ciolino Constructions


Felix Forest


  • • 2020 IDEA Awards, Overall Winner
  • • 2020 IDEA Awards, Residential Single, Awarded
  • • 2020 Australian Interior Design Awards, Residential Design, Shortlisted

This classic mid-century residence, originally designed by Harry Seidler and built in 1958 is a tribute to fifties modernism in Sydney. Very little of the interiors were in their original state when Richards Stanisich were commissioned to refurbish, add a pool and extend the house to connect it with the off-street garage.

Inspired by elegant modernist planning principles, our design creates a flow of space through all areas. The client’s passion for mid-century design is reflected in the joinery detailing and accents of colour and pattern to the interior spaces. The design intent was for a careful renovation that rebuilds original features – like the basket-weave herringbone parquetry – and adds new spaces like the pottery studio to suit our client.