It's no surprise that when a director decided to renovate his home, he wasn't about to sit back and leave all the decisions to someone else. Fortunately for an Australian film director and his wife, architect Luigi Rosselli was up for their input.
The couple's 1950s address in the Sydney suburbs was squeezed into a narrow opening between two row houses, and they knew they needed more light, more space, and a more modern aesthetic. So, Rosselli came up with a plan that would make the most of the small lot and put a spin on traditional Victorian terrace properties: a series of interlocking, split-level rooms that optimize the available square footage and create a natural flow.
The homeowners helped suggest the materials, which were chosen to complement the rest of the neighborhood. And when the project was finished, the new layout fit an impressive three bedrooms, three baths, an office garage, two courtyards, and a guest apartment into its tiny plot — proving that the best productions have strong direction and plenty of collaboration.