The Vaucluse House was designed by Sydney-based studio MPR Design Group and is a four level luxury home located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Reflecting the topography and landform of the Sydney Habour basin was the main objective of the architects. The modern residence is composed of various horizontal layers, which contribute to contemporary visual contrasts given by the materials employed (steel, glass and locally hewn sandstone). According to the project development team, “the four storey residence incorporates its primary living areas on the top floor taking advantage of 180 degree views of the city and harbour. With exposure to the north and west and the ability to open up completely to the outside, the house has effective cross ventilation negating the use of air conditioning. The house is connected by a light filled stair shaft with entry via a double height foyer located on the bedroom level. A seamless transition between internal and external spaces means that living areas flow to outdoor balconies and covered terraces.”For a better understanding of the project, take a look at the architecture plans in the last photos of the post.