Skylight House

Chenchow Little is an award-winning practice that has provided architectural and interior architecture services since 1994.

05 Dec 2011

This exquisite project by Chenchow Little involved the restoration of a traditional Victorian terrace house —known as the Skylight House in Sydney.  With the façade of the Victorian Terrace left intact, the pretty wrought-iron lace verandah hides a timeless and minimalist dwelling. The completely renovated old home includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a beautiful new kitchen. Special features include a central courtyard, skylight and open living spaces flooded with lots of natural light.

Materials include: raw concrete, glass, white walls and spotted gum hardwood.

The interior design by Janice Chenchow of Chenchow Little, veers toward mid-century modernist with several Scandinavian and Italian pieces including a Woodnotes’ hand-tufted wool "Sammal" carpet (Finnish for "moss") carpet in the colour "Ice." We also love the lighting choices, especially "Parentesi" designed by Achille Castiglioni & Pio Manzuʻ for FLOS.

Living areas are elevated to the top floors to maximize light while the ground floors are used for the bedrooms.


Through their residential work the practice of Chenchow Little has developed a reputation for the quality of their design and detailing. Chenchow Little have received many awards for their work including the Australian Institute of Architects National Robin Boyd Award, the highest accolade for residential architecture in Australia. 

Architecture Record (USA) selected Chenchow Little amongst ten international firms for their prestigious Design Vanguard issue 2010. 
The success of these projects has lead to select commissions in other sectors including retail and commercial. 

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