This Australian house made a HUGE impression on me last year when I first saw pictures of it. The Freshwater House by Chenchow Little, is in Sydney Australia. This simple, elegant design is layered into podium, living area and sleeping areas on top. Retractable shutters are used to enclose or expose the heart of the house as the occupants desire, protecting them from the busy street below. These shutters give the house its character...and create the most memorable house of 2010 in my book!
All photos by John Gollings