Stephen Rofail Architect

Stephen Rofail Architect is a Sydney based architectural practice with a passion for creating sustainable inspiring spaces with exquisite detail tailored to the client’s needs and budget.

As an experienced practicing Architect in Sydney for over 20 years, Stephen Rofail has been responsible for the design, documentation and delivery of a number high quality innovative projects.

Stephen Rofail has extensive experience in high-end luxury houses, a boutique apartment and retail development, commercial fitouts, adaptive reuse and other projects that require discipline and attention to detail. He also has extensive experience in project and cost management.

Stephen is on the Architectural Practice Examination Panel for the Architects Registration Board of NSW and has been a guest critic for final year architecture students at the University of NSW as well as on the jury panels of final year graduation projects.

Stephen Rofail Architect
1/213 Wigram Rd
Glebe NSW 2037

+61 (0)2 9660 9555
+61 (0)413 380 370

This project was built on a recently purchased disused laneway to the rear of an existing cottage together with an existing studio space on the rear boundary of the cottage. The two-storey single residence was built containing two bedrooms above each other as well as an artist studio with a mezzanine, all overlooking an internal courtyard with plunge pool. A spacious open plan living room, dining room and kitchen open onto the main rear garden of the house drawing in the landscape into the house.

Between the existing cottage at the front of the site and the new house to the rear of the site is an urban forest that became the focal point for the new residence. This forest was the inspiration for the pavilion style structure that both opened onto it as well as drew the landscape into the house.

The house was designed to use natural lighting and ventilation techniques that require no artificial lighting during the day or artificial heating and cooling devices throughout the year.