This Month @home Visits Waverley

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This month @home visits Kent House, designed by Studio Schelp. Meet architect Manuelle Schelp and experience how the alterations and additions to this terrace home have updated its facilities to better meet the needs of a 21st century lifestyle.

Part of a group of three terraces and located on a narrow block sloping down southwards from the street, the existing house has its major rooms addressing the street, while the ancillary functions are relegated to the back.

The concept was to strip back the existing building to its main core and add a new rear pavilion with internal courtyard to provide northern sun and day light access and cross ventilation to the centre of the new floor plate. Exposed steel portal frames, clad with metal sheeting, defines the shell of the new pavilion.

Internally, a timber shaped structure ‘wanders’ through the double height volume to form the various spaces and their built-in joinery; the kitchen / dining at lower ground, and the living at ground floor.


Manuelle Schelp is a registered architect in both Switzerland and Australia. She founded her Darlinghurst architecture and interior design practice - Studio Schelp, in 2007.

Studio Schelp delivers design services including concept design, design development, development application, construction documentation, tender, contract administration and services during construction.

Her portfolio of projects is focused predominately in residential design, ranging from single houses to large scale apartment buildings. She has also worked on office, commercial and community projects.


Location: Waverly, NSW
Please note that the address and meeting point will only be forwarded to ticket holders in the days immediately before the tour.
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Sunday 27 October 2019
Tickets: $35 (Early Bird) / $45 (Public) / $30 (AAA Members)

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  • Article: Vanessa Couzens & Annette Dearing
  • Images: Kent House House designed by Studio Schelp (Source: Studio Schelp)
  • Photographer: Des Harris


Discovered @home - Jase Sullivan

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Over the years At Home has opened the doors on a variety of fabulous architect designed residences, where tour participants get to experience the spaces and talk to the architects and clients about how the houses are designed and constructed.

Tour participants often ask questions about what materials and products have been used in the homes. All About Architecture thought it would be interesting to our readers to focus on some of the people, products and materials we discover at our @home tours.

This month 'Discovered @home' is featuring interior designer Jase Sullivan

Jase collaborated with Clinton Cole of CplusC Architectural Workshop on Welcome to the Jungle House, which was featured in Septembers @home tour.

This is the second home he has worked on for CplusC, both of which have been shortlisted for Best Residential homes in the world at the World Architecture Festivals Awards for 2018 and 2019.

Jase began to pursue his passion for interiors several years ago, after a successful career as an international model. He may also be familiar to some of you already from his television show appearances. He was the winner of Channel 9’s renovation television show, homeMADE in 2009 and has more recently been a host, judge and mentor on 'The Block'.

Over the past several years he has worked with a variety of celebrity clients and collaborated on award winning houses with companies such as Arent & Pyke.

Welcome to the Jungle House features collectable vintage furnishings that have become something of a trademark for Jase's design practice.

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Much of the furniture and lighting selected for Welcome to the Jungle House was imported from Italy and sourced from a vintage furniture supplier in Melbourne. Furniture was selected for practicality and comfort for a family with young children.

Signature lighting pieces, such as the below vintage eyeball floor lamp, add quirky individuality to the spaces and are lovely examples of the functionalist aesthetic of the 60s and 70s, made famous by lighting designers like the American Robert Sonneman and Italians Achille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni.

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The AAA enjoyed meeting Jase and would like to thank him for taking the time to join Clinton Cole of CplusC at our @home tour of Welcome to the Jungle House. We look forward to seeing more of his work.


  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Image 1: Jase Sullivan at Welcome to the Jungle House, designed by CplusC Architectural Workshop
  • Image 2: Ground floor living room which can be converted into a sleeping space for guests
  • Image 3: Vintage easy chair and eyeball floor lamp in the top floor living space
  • Photographer: Vanessa Couzens