Sam Crawford Architects
Architects & Designers
Petersham House contemporary-living-room

Petersham House

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February 8, 2012
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

The central courtyard plays a big role in blurring the line between indoors and outdoors. Most of the windows in these rooms can be opened and have a low bench seat for enjoying the space in between the two. "We did end up limiting the extent that all of the windows and doors can open up," says Erdos. "This provides some level of distinction between the inside and the outside."
John Hill added this to The Outside Comes Inside Down Under
In Crawford's design for the Petersham House, covered in a Houzz tour, the architect inserted a small courtyard in an existing house. A few rooms overlook the space, some of them opening themselves to it more than others via operable windows. The courtyard effectively creates a new core — a void — for the house, with a little bit of nature, sky, light, and air.
Becky Harris added this to 5 Spectacular Australian Homes
Using natural light and opening up to the outdoors drove the design, which carefully considers all of the relationships between inside and out. As you can see here, doors completely open up the space to the courtyard, and the edge between the two even serves as a bench. See the rest of this home

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s_m_a_t_h_a_n added this to remodel
December 21, 2014
romanjude added this to romanjude's Ideas
December 15, 2014
Love this court yard
hinterior added this to hinterior
December 9, 2014
Accordion doors
bridgetnaughton added this to bridgetnaughton's Ideas
December 6, 2014
Revita. Lda added this to macuasnando's ideas
December 3, 2014
get inspire
mutoko added this to Lounge
November 24, 2014
window bench seat, w steel frame windows
troyallen26 added this to Foyer
November 19, 2014
reading room - make one long shelf, and cabinets with removable shelving below to turn into a large homework station
misttco added this to study
November 19, 2014
anncat added this to anncat's ideas
November 18, 2014
Sam Crawford Architects, Petersham house.
rsma229 added this to rsma229's ideas
November 18, 2014
ancelottic added this to ancelottic's Ideas
November 12, 2014
Pivot steel doors
daviseep added this to daviseep's Ideas
November 4, 2014
Emma Howard added this to bifolds
October 31, 2014
Love these doors
marygissing added this to Doors to exterior
October 31, 2014
Metal framed doors & windows
glees1967 added this to Hoyt Steet Ideas
October 18, 2014
Nice study
craigandilse added this to craigandilse's Ideas
October 18, 2014
k_cleave added this to k_cleave's ideas
October 15, 2014
bi-fold doors
rebeccamaryoung added this to rebeccamaryoung's Ideas
October 4, 2014
Boxed white shelving, could work
caseylhutton added this to caseylhutton's ideas
October 2, 2014
courtyard looking into rumpus
jillb101 added this to ideas for renovations on our home
September 23, 2014
Love the doors
Caryn Davies added this to caryn_davies3378609's Ideas
September 7, 2014
Great simple study
kazher added this to kazher's Ideas
September 6, 2014
phantomhouse added this to the phantom house ideas - general
August 30, 2014
avivadebinski added this to avivadebinski's Ideas
July 29, 2014
hanging over step doors
tmip added this to tmip's Ideas
July 26, 2014
Outdoor connection
bastiaanwinnelinckx added this to Courtyard
July 15, 2014
Bankje voor koer Eventueel koer verhogen
Abhishek Gupta added this to windows
July 13, 2014
Sheena Reed added this to Library/Reading Room
July 3, 2014
annemathison added this to annemathison's ideas
June 24, 2014
great light and doors
anshoo1 added this to anshoo1's Ideas
May 29, 2014
For the den
sallyanne1968 added this to sallyanne1968's ideas
May 28, 2014
Study desk
Amanda Davidson added this to details
May 26, 2014
steel stacking doors
Tijen Akada added this to Tijen Akada's Ideas
May 10, 2014
jqporter added this to Patio Ideas
May 8, 2014
Possible accordion door/window option but still would need screens
efrist added this to kitchen
May 8, 2014
folding windows
serinaloraine added this to serinaloraine's Ideas
May 3, 2014
so peaceful :):)
Julie Jenkins added this to back porch
May 1, 2014
Folding windows
agrundell added this to agrundell's Ideas
April 26, 2014
Bifold glass door
Elisa Estrada added this to elisa_estrada's Ideas
April 20, 2014
aussieal9 added this to aussieal9's Ideas
April 1, 2014
Sliding windows / doors
baggill added this to baggill's Ideas
March 25, 2014
marzi71 added this to marzi71's ideas
March 17, 2014
bburkett added this to bburkett's ideas
March 14, 2014
tinapsa added this to tinapsa's ideas
February 28, 2014
opening window
jamesgarton111 added this to jamesgarton111's Ideas
February 16, 2014
Amanda Davidson added this to living spaces
February 10, 2014
saundersv added this to windows
January 29, 2014
Opens right up
Lana Nguyen added this to lana_nguyen3791321's Ideas
January 3, 2014
tigutigfu added this to tigutigfu's ideas
January 1, 2014
5-panel folding door
sophialutfi added this to Golf Gardens Changes
December 21, 2013
the window for the indoor outdoor living concept
leonaa added this to Libraries
December 3, 2013
Bi-fold glass doors and library
tinachenpt added this to tinachenpt's ideas
November 27, 2013
great deak and shelf
victoriajanemoore added this to victoriajanemoore's Ideas
November 11, 2013
back room ideas - like the look and feel of this - we're trying to create an airy, sunny back room that is comfortable
siritrumble added this to siri
October 31, 2013
operable window
demartinmd added this to demartinmd's Ideas
October 29, 2013
apwells added this to Dream House Details...
October 22, 2013
i like the atrium-like feel of this space; i also like the shelves hanging over the desk. very unique. Would love to have black window trim, not the typical white
Talea Bloom added this to Favorites
October 15, 2013
once again they bring the outside in by blurring the lines and clever use of glass doors. So jeallous of whoever lives in this space. I would totally hire these guys to build my house or remodle if I had deep pockets.
jussyk added this to jussyk's ideas
October 11, 2013
tijuanamigo added this to tijuanamigo's Ideas
October 7, 2013
hti12345 added this to House Ideas Anoop
October 6, 2013
FlodingDoors 5 folds
emmahayward added this to Home Office Ideas
September 23, 2013
nancycranbourne added this to nancycranbourne's ideas
September 13, 2013
love the color of these windows plus the design
nelouz added this to nelouz's Ideas
September 10, 2013
Bureau sous bibliothèque
robyngomez added this to robyngomez's ideas
September 8, 2013
daustin3 added this to Kids Ideas
August 29, 2013
small zen area
casswhelan added this to casswhelan's Ideas
August 27, 2013
smvg added this to Patio Ideas
August 21, 2013
Like the courtyard
sherwes added this to paint colours
August 4, 2013
pattil1965 added this to Living
July 29, 2013
mj9mj9 added this to mj9mj9's Ideas
July 29, 2013
Desk, shelving above
flicity added this to Bookshelves
July 22, 2013
Desk underneath
gsjames1974 added this to Bedroom
July 13, 2013
Door window
hlenjani added this to hlenjani's Ideas
June 16, 2013
douit added this to douit's Ideas
June 15, 2013
The open window with ledge to sit on
jeanninelew added this to jeanninelew's Ideas
June 10, 2013
Love Sam Crawford's work
hughandsophie added this to sophie
June 6, 2013
folding window with useful sill
9684ideas added this to 9684ideas's ideas
May 26, 2013
step down from french door
phattdog added this to phattdog's Ideas
May 22, 2013
Thin frame folding doors
coopercooper added this to coopercooper's Ideas
May 17, 2013
greenfugue added this to greenfugue's ideas
May 16, 2013
rachr added this to Lounge
May 14, 2013
mum of 5 added this to doors
May 13, 2013
match previous
andy95066 added this to andy95066's ideas
April 27, 2013
sapagrino added this to FR/LR
April 6, 2013
Lag open windows
glamaliciousgirl added this to glamaliciousgirl's ideas
March 31, 2013
Love the bifold windows
sanmenon added this to sanmenon's ideas
March 22, 2013
anabaraneta added this to Study
March 15, 2013
Kevin Olbricht added this to kevin_olbricht's ideas
March 9, 2013
glass sdoor
patayeetm added this to courtyard bungalow
March 7, 2013
internal court
patestw added this to patestw's ideas
February 28, 2013
bookshelf wall
mimifuchs added this to Lesezimmer
February 24, 2013
lipson added this to lipson's Favorites
February 10, 2013
opening doors
habitat8 added this to Mentana
February 7, 2013
serie de petites fenêtres
moyerj added this to moyerj Tucker Hill Exterior
January 20, 2013
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January 13, 2013
muzic914 added this to bookcase
January 13, 2013
Marite Castillo added this to marite_castillo's ideas
January 13, 2013
pensar el estudio de pisita
amazingbob added this to amazingbob's Ideas
January 13, 2013
In Crawford's design for the Petersham House, covered in a Houzz tour, the architect inserted a small courtyard in an existing house. A few rooms overlook the space, some of them opening themselves to it more than others via operable windows. The courtyard effectively creates a new core — a void — for the house, with a little bit of nature, sky, light, and air.
rajaharb added this to rajaharb's ideas
January 12, 2013
bookshelves/patio space
4veva added this to Exterior ideas
January 11, 2013
I like this inner courtyard
melaniehaynes added this to melaniehaynes's Ideas
January 11, 2013
In-built desk.
Fiona Tarquinio added this to General spaces
January 6, 2013
Folding windows
reagar added this to reagar's ideas
January 3, 2013
accordion windows
Eily Roe Interiors added this to Conor's Garden
January 1, 2013
howlar added this to howlar's Ideas
December 27, 2012
shelving and desk unit
Choejab Denlen added this to choejab_denlen's ideas
December 19, 2012
misskittykat added this to living
December 14, 2012
windows doors for small terrace carlton
sophiarbspencer added this to sophiarbspencer's ideas
December 6, 2012
SLiding glass doors
kutsoo added this to add
November 16, 2012
central courtyard
wynnwynn added this to wynnwynn's ideas
November 8, 2012
salphoto added this to salphoto's ideas
October 29, 2012
living room bookcase
papamela added this to windows
October 27, 2012
external view with additional windows on top
lisakent added this to lisakent's ideas
October 21, 2012
desk set up
20692069 added this to 20692069's ideas
October 18, 2012
like this room, and openess
miterica added this to miterica's Ideas
September 26, 2012
folding class wall
mrsgooding added this to home office
September 14, 2012
shn2 added this to shn2's ideas
September 2, 2012
alfonzomadrid added this to alfonzomadrid's Ideas
August 11, 2012
leanbean added this to Far-Away House
July 11, 2012
Full-wall opening. High windows for cross-ventilation.
mtoy added this to mtoy's Ideas
July 9, 2012
Folding glass doors
jowinten added this to jowinten's Ideas
July 8, 2012
study for Jo
bajan001 added this to bajan001's ideas
June 24, 2012
leslijamison added this to leslijamison's Favorites
June 16, 2012
Folding windows.
susanalicia added this to susanalicia's ideas
June 11, 2012
bookshelves and folding window
meryprietodevaras added this to meryprietodevaras's Favorites
June 1, 2012
Puerta patio
layo added this to layo's Favorites
May 6, 2012
Work space
Altereco Design added this to alterecojames's Favorites
May 5, 2012
Paul & anna, court yard
cadelle added this to 28 adams
May 2, 2012
factory glass accordion wall
simpat added this to duplex
April 22, 2012
mumindalur added this to Skrifstofa
April 10, 2012
Mjög flott uppsetning. Viðarborðplata með hvítum innbyggðum hillum.
vladastone added this to studio
March 22, 2012
folding windows! gawd.
Tammy Hoxie added this to Tammy's home
March 19, 2012
Large open window in library
kezh added this to kezh's ideas
March 1, 2012
nice outdoor extension room ... off the pool ??
twostepp111 added this to backyard
February 19, 2012
windows. reading room
matthewmellor added this to matthewmellor's ideas
February 19, 2012
Love the industrial simplicity of this
mimi2212 added this to Living Room
February 14, 2012
jexwv added this to jexwv's ideas
February 12, 2012
bench seat for opening window
icandream added this to icandream's ideas
February 11, 2012
Neat idea
77sins added this to Office
February 10, 2012
Wall shelves
nesser1 added this to nesser1's Favorites
February 9, 2012
- Design of home - house opens to courtyard
gmelcon added this to Backyard
February 9, 2012
backyard doors
koschs added this to koschs's ideas
February 9, 2012
bookcases floating up high
manuoc added this to manuoc's Favorites
February 9, 2012
biblioteca y living
cehoughtling added this to cehoughtling's ideas
February 9, 2012
window opening, bench between in & out
glorias added this to glorias's ideas
February 8, 2012
brozo added this to brozo's Favorites
February 8, 2012
El estudio con el jardín
monacka added this to monacka's ideas
February 8, 2012
nice reading area
Treescape Ventures, LLC added this to archostekton's ideas
February 8, 2012
mkh415 added this to mkh415's ideas
February 8, 2012
Windows and doors
manali added this to manali's ideas
February 8, 2012
Shawn added this to Naomi Ideas
February 8, 2012
Isn't this shot exactly what you were talking about?
eangela added this to eangela's ideas
February 8, 2012
wall display area
gaurang added this to gaurang's ideas
February 8, 2012
Pauline Ton-Lo added this to Windows+Doors
February 8, 2012
wowwee added this to Sandy's Dream Home
February 8, 2012
This courtyard not only has the outdoor feel but also the privacy and security. Great for parties too.
ccanz added this to COMTEMPORARY RUSTIC
February 8, 2012
accordion windows, clerestory awning windows above bookcase, light space open to courtyard
iris berger added this to irisberger's ideas
February 8, 2012
חלונות/ ספריה
designwatch added this to designwatch's ideas
February 8, 2012
brodway added this to brodway's Favorites
February 7, 2012
Courtyard / deck
luisariza added this to luisariza's Favorites
February 7, 2012
Estudio con vista a jardin
hagitkoren added this to hagitkoren's ideas
February 6, 2012
Walker added this to Interior's
February 6, 2012
Love this library/study
Clear Creek Landscapes added this to home ideas
February 6, 2012
big open sliding windows
jeffmoody80906 added this to jeffmoody80906's Favorites
February 6, 2012
nana wall
melstar added this to melstar's ideas
February 4, 2012
Window, artwork,
nixicola added this to nixicola's Favorites
February 3, 2012
Exterior windows
pelguin added this to pelguin's Favorites
January 31, 2012
fionarobsn added this to fionarobsn's Favorites
January 30, 2012
Like window opening on to garden
kp5475 added this to kp5475's Favorites
January 25, 2012
jlajoyc added this to Courtyard
January 24, 2012
jessyjo02 added this to jessyjo02's Favorites
January 17, 2012
Mums pond area
leslie added this to thegoose's ideas
January 9, 2012
Courtyard with sliding glass wall
Renaissance 7 LLC added this to renaissance7's ideas
January 9, 2012
pishinaz added this to pishinaz's ideas
January 8, 2012
I like to put this kind of windows in my bathroom so I can open them.....
skiwert added this to skiwert's ideas
January 8, 2012
Kids craft room, built in desk, white storage above
sky_1 added this to sky_1's ideas
January 8, 2012
added courtyard
eviltwin2brat1 added this to eviltwin2brat1's ideas
January 8, 2012
Like a quiet open space to go to, where no one else can.
vashinue added this to vashinue's ideas
January 8, 2012
andyheyman added this to andyheyman's ideas
January 8, 2012
Iron doors that go wide open
rowlypoly added this to rowlypoly's ideas
January 8, 2012
The space
klincek added this to knjižna omara
January 8, 2012
marianogarcia added this to marianogarcia's Favorites
January 7, 2012
el ambiente calido que da el muro de ladrillo y las plantas. la herreria con vidrios rectangulares
rivett added this to rivett's ideas
January 7, 2012
artsycreator97 added this to artsycreator97's Favorites
January 7, 2012
I like the office inside
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January 7, 2012
Stacking windows
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January 6, 2012
petrous added this to petrous's ideas
January 5, 2012
Robert OBrien added this to living room
January 5, 2012
connecting the indoor and the outdoor with large open-able windows/walls
dyahcabe added this to Cool Stuffs
January 5, 2012
Bedroom to garden
dmatsum added this to House Design Ideas
January 5, 2012
Windows open into courtyard
futhidennis added this to futhidennis's ideas
January 5, 2012
great idea for the library
Grimalkin added this to grimalkin's Favorites
January 4, 2012
Stacking windows.
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