Dowling House

Dowling House

Dowling House



This private house in Cultra is transformative of its suburban location and embodies many of the qualities of both urban and rural houses – the former in its compact modesty, the latter in its rich circulation and delight in site and views. The architects have carried off an impressive trick of scale: the house, apparently two storeys to the front, is revealed at back to be three storeys high. A first-floor salon spans the depth of the house and has its own staircase from the hall door. A perfect match of ambitious and knowledgeable clients and committed and talented architects has resulted in an economical house that intelligently, modestly, reinvents for the 21st century many of the virtues of the Victorian villa.
 

 
 
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