Designed nearly thirty years ago for pivotal INXS musician , Kirk Pengilly, this house is the result of substantial alterations and additions to a 1940s duplex with a most austere and predictable form.
Luigi Rosselli Architects was handed a squat, two-storey red-brick building, and the INXS guitarist was handed back a voluptuous, sensuous and meticulously detailed building.
Externally, additions to the front and rear of the property draw their inspiration from curved forms of 1950s Chevrolet cars and Kirk’s guitars; internally the fittings include custom designed decorative lighting, beds and baths.
Photographer, Justin Alexander visited the house last year to document how it has stood the test of time and though Kirk Pengilly no longer lives there, the current owner’s love for house shines through in how well it has been cared for in the intervening years since its completion.
Location: Cammeray, Sydney, NSW Council: North Sydney Design Architect: Luigi Rosselli Project Architect: Ali Reda Builder:Alvaro Brothers Building Joiner: Tripoloni & Son Custom Furniture: Linda Fineberg Custom Lighting:Neoz Photography: Justin Alexander