Wingadal House, Point Piper

Nestled on a steep slope in Point Piper, the Wingadal House is a beacon of luxury living. Its prime location offers a sanctuary with breathtaking panoramic views of the city and harbour. The new construction, a harmonious blend of intricate design and site complexities, features three terraced floors that elegantly descend the sloping terrain.

Tucked away at the end of a secluded cul-de-sac, the house welcomes visitors through a private front sculpture court. They pass a curved boundary wall of Wondabyne sandstone to enter the upper level. This open-plan space, a blend of steel and glass, houses the living, dining, and kitchen areas under a curved barrel-vaulted roof with a unique handwoven copper ceiling.

Full-height sliding windows dissolve the external boundaries, opening onto landscaped terraces and maximizing views of Sydney Harbour. The two floors below, connected by recycled Karri stairs, house the bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry facilities, and service spaces. As one descends through the house, a sense of intimacy, privacy, and retreat progressively increases.

The three stories are linked through a triple-height stepped courtyard and terraced spaces, bringing daylight and fresh air into the core. The external works also include new landscaping, a lap-pool, a Japanese outdoor bath, and a cabana/external study.

Internally, natural stone detailing is complemented by rich dark recycled Karri hardwood and contrasted against crisp white plaster walls and large clear glass panel windows. Copper accents and panelling, most notably a textured weave lining for the roof, add a striking touch.

The Wingadal House is a testament to the enrichment and craftsmanship achieved through the collaboration of builders and architects. Every detail is meticulously orchestrated, from perfectly framed views to the delicate intimacy of handcrafted details.


Completed Project

2020 MBA Contract Home $8M to $10M
2020 MBA Best Use of Copper

Architectural Design:
Collins & Turner

Rory Gardiner