Sydney, NSW

Architecture & Design:Polly Harbison

Landscaping:Bates Landscape

Photography:Brett Boardman

Set amongst an amazing Australian bush landscape in Sydney’s north, sits a celebrated home designed by Polly Harbison.

An artful integration of landscape and architecture.

This project saw Polly rework a dark, post-war house, and transform it into a modern, light filled home for the family to enjoy together. The design beautifully incorporates the landscape that surrounds it, and creates spaces that flow seamlessly from indoor to outdoor. 

Creating a dynamic convergence where the concrete arch frames the natural canopy.

In one of these transitional spaces, a dramatic concrete arch frames the treetops, and creates a dynamic, contemporary outdoor space.The Pure outdoor sofa, designed by Andrei Munteanu for Tribu sits pride of place. Utilising a modular sofa style, individual units with arms on one side of the sofa only – keeps the layout feeling open and light – while providing flexibility for entertaining and relaxing alike. 


Incorporating comfort inspired by nature through the teak frame of the Pure Sofa.

The teak frame on the Pure sofa references the natural landscape beyond it, the soft grey outdoor upholstery adding softness and comfort. The low outdoor coffee table, also from the Pure collection, features a ceramic insert, which unlike natural non-porous and easy to maintain.

This beautiful was shortlisted in the 2020 NSW Architecture Awards for Residential Architecture: Alterations and Additions & the 2020 Houses Awards for Alterations and Additions.

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Home by Polly Harbison

Established in 2003, Polly Harbison Design is a Sydney based practice committed to creating sophisticated and elegantly resolved architecture. Our strength lies in our ability to solve complex design problems with beautifully built outcomes.