Naples Street House

Edition Office

The Naples Street House is an exercise in formal and material restraint, towards a heightened connection to social and environmental rhythms.

A home for three generations of the one family, the twin elders of the family are reflected in the alternating roof peaks; experienced spatially as a cycle of change of rising and falling forms, as its occupants circulate around the central courtyard.

The uniform outer skin of brick cladding wraps up the outer walls, over the folded roof forms, and down into the central outdoor garden room. The forms of the undulating and folded roofline curate views such that only sky and neighbouring trees are encountered from within the house. This room allows an intimate relationship to context, to light, sun and seasonal change.

The singular outer material presents the house as a carved solid, formally referencing low-slung pitched roof forms of the original interwar houses of the neighbourhood.


Furniture: Custom Stainless Steel dining Table by Edition Office. Dining Chairs: Thonet No.B9 Le Corbusier Cane, Play Modular Sofa, by Studio Pip. Supplied by District. ‘Rey Stool’, by Hay. Supplied by Cult Design, ‘Giotto Chair’, by Job’s. Supplied by District. ‘Henz’ Aluminium coffee table, by Brud Studia. Courtesy Magma Gallery. PK4 Chair by Fritz Hansen. Supplied by Cult Design. Officina armchair and Ottoman, by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Magis. Supplied by Living Edge. Pitcher Stool by Adam Goodrum, supplied by Artedomus. Galvanised steel bench, by Studio Tops. Sequence round dining table, by Coco Flip.‘Georg Stool’, by Fritz Hansen. Supplied by Cult Design, All rugs Supplied by Loom Rugs. Lighting: Custom galvanized Steel Pendant lights by Edition Office, Muuto ‘E27 pendant’. Light Grey. Supplied by Living Edge, Flos ‘mini Glo Ball’ wall light. Supplied by Living Edge. ‘Daphine Terra’ Floor Lamp, supplied by Enlightened living ‘Akari’ Table Lamp by by Isamu Noguchi. Supplied by Living Edge. Vellum Wall light, by Studio Tops. Linear F01 Floor lamp. By Coco Flip. Finishes: Bowral 76 Simmental Silver bricks, to external walls, roof and courtyard paving. Burnished low carbon concrete floor slab Spotted Gum Armourply plywood to walls and joinery. System tiles by Vogue Ceramics, supplied by Classic Ceramics. Fittings & Fixtures: Elysian tapware range, by ABI Interiors, Green 60 washbasin by Catelano, supplied by Roger Seller. Roca above counter wash basin, All appliances by Fisher & Paykel


Photography: Tasha Tylee