Residential architecture with a client focus on Sydney's North Shore.

DCA engages in a collaborative way with clients and is passionate about delivering houses that are individual and distinctive. He believes his client is the most important factor in a project and during the design process his client desires are invited and respected.


Wahroonga House

Wahroonga house

Located in the leafy northern Sydney suburb of Wahroonga the house presents as a single storey to the street and is accessed via a walkway bridge through a stand of native gum trees.  The site falls away from the street and visitor enter on the first floor level of the front pavilion.  They are met with a two storey light-filled living space and views to a private landscaped courtyard below.

A large and meandering swimming pool is the focus of the central courtyard.  Two two-storey pavilions linked along the west side with an enclosed gallery at ground level.  Both pavilions have large internal void spaces that allow high-level views over the courtyard.

An axis is created through the centre of the rear pavilion from the courtyard, through the living space and across a pond towards the south.

Large timber portals frame the two living spaces that address the courtyard.

The front pavilion includes the entry, master suite, kitchen, formal dining and living spaces and the rear pavilion includes secondary bedrooms, living and service facilities.


Location:  Wahroonga, NSW Australia

Site area:  1,358m2

Status:  Completed 2010

Design, documentation:  18 months

Construction:  24 months

Architect: Darren Campbell Architect

Builder:  Westminster Homes

Landscaping: Patio Landscape Design