Coorparoo House carefully negotiates a sloping site and captures views of the city skyline and a swathe of Eucalypts to create a custom dwelling in tune with its surroundings.
The house embraces Brisbane’s subtropical climate with terraced living spaces clustered around a ground level courtyard.

Project Name: Coorparoo House
Studio Name:
Adams Engineering
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Photography: Jessie Prince
Project size: 366 m2
Completion date: 2017
Building levels: 3

Coorparoo House by Adams Engineering - Sheet1
Seating Space ©Jessie Prince

Sliding glass walls establish a seamless transition between the house and garden. Striking a balance between independence and togetherness, rooms are designed to respect both adult and teenage domains with flexibility built-in to ensure the house will continue to serve the family for the next generation.

Coorparoo House by Adams Engineering - Sheet2
Bathroom ©Jessie Prince

Stepped floor levels and three separate bedroom zones create spatial complexity and a subtle separation that promotes household peace and harmony. A stone fireplace, a timber & steel staircase and custom timber joinery are some of the details employed to bring a sense of material richness to the interior.

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Kitchen ©Jessie Prince

The interplay of double and triple height volumes creates generous room proportions with full height openings promoting a feeling of infinite space.


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