Sitchu Living

4 HOME TOUR Will explains that the garden needed to also reflect their plans for the property to be a short-term holiday stay, too. “Julia and I wanted a low-maintenance garden that was very bold from the inside looking out, a real surprise as you pass through the original hall to the new kitchen/dining spaces,” he says. “Succulents populate the internal courtyard with a vigorous purple bougainvillea spilling over the wall into the lane. The rear garden is totally impractical but is a visual feast from the living room.” It’s in those moments of quiet reflection – sitting in the living spaces or within the nook of the kitchen window – as daylight filters through casting shadows across the raw materials that you appreciate the stunning combination of the garden and architectural designs. It’s as much a celebration of urban living as it is of Sydney summers. Bismarck House Completed 2019 Architect Andrew Burges Architects (ABA) ABA Team Andrew Burges, Min Dark, Eric Ye, Peter Ewald-Rice Interior Design Consultants David Harrison and Karen McCartney Builder Bill Clifton, Robert Plumb Build Photographer Peter Bennetts Photographer Prue Ruscoe Words Margaret Quilter