A lot of effort has gone into concealing the complexity of the house’s components, to make the main informal living space seem simpler than it is.

From a beach house by Grand Designs’ Peter Maddison to a new tennis venue, January& top stories make for summery reading.

The house’s modestly scaled, low-slung form allows it to fit comfortably into its suburban setting.

Practical One-Level Residence With a Spacious Cross-Section: The Skylight House

Skylight windows angled toward the south-east allow subtle daylight to fall into the new living spaces.

Andrew Burges Architects "Skylight House" via Architectureau NB: Illum Wikkelso sofa and Spanish Chair (two favs!

A robust yet refined materials palette lends the interior a sense of elegantly casual domesticity.

You don't need to build a home from scratch to reduce carbon emissions, reduce electricity costs, and impress your neighbors with your knowledge of sun science.

The garden is up two steps from the rear deck and the lawn meets windows at each end of the house. This deft move makes the garden feels very much a part of the house.

Skylight House by Andrew Burges Architects a refreshing update to unfulfilling bungalow

From its quiet, leafy street, the Skylight House looks just like any other comfortable 1930s home in the upper North Shore Sydney suburb of Lindfield.

From its quiet, leafy street, the Skylight House looks just like any other comfortable home in the upper North Shore Sydney suburb of Lindfield.

Light, playful sloping white ceilings sit above a datum of raw materials.

Let there be light: Skylight House by Andrew Burges

An expansive covered outdoor area sits between the wide rear garden and the living area.

Painstakingly refined detailing and subtle spatial manipulation: an addition to a home by Andrew Burges Architects.

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