Built for a young family in Sydney, Australia, the Riverview House is designed around a central courtyard that allows sight lines from the street, through the house, and on to the backyard. Designed by Bennett and Trimble, the home’s roofline slopes at the northeast corner to allow natural light to enter the courtyard and into the house.
Above the windows, steel sun shades rest horizontally while adding a minimalist detail to the exterior.
The living room opens up to the back garden via a disappearing sliding glass door, extending the square footage.
The unusual roofline gives the main living area a sense of openness.
The higher ceiling allows for a playroom to be suspended over the kitchen and dining room.
The kitchen is kept minimal and all white, blending with the painted white brick throughout. The white is offset by the wood floors.
Just off the main living area is the courtyard which has glass doors that swing open on two sides.
Photos by Peter Bennetts.