Cut-away Roof House

Shortlist – Houses Awards, Alterations and Additions Under 200m² 2016

Commendation – Residential Exterior, Intergrain Timber Vision 2016

Winner – MBA Excellence in Construction Awards, House Additions / Alterations 2017

The Cut-away Roof house is an addition to a semi-detached interwar house on Sydney’s lower north shore.

Sited in an undulating suburban landscape of tile and tin roofs, the project is a contemporary 2 storey addition with a simple C-shaped plan.

The living spaces are oriented around the courtyard, cut-away from the ridge shaped form, bringing light deep into the house.

Clad entirely with AFS certified north coast hardwood timbers, the ventilated facade provides exceptional passive thermal performance.


Matt Chan, Nathan Etherington, Jennifer McMaster




Sydney, Australia


Brett Boardman


Completed 2015

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