Richard Cole Architecture

Richard Cole Architecture is a small design focused architectural practice on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. We believe that buildings not only shelter, they can provide a fundamental connection with the world. The architects role is to enable within the parameters of the opportunity presented by the client, the construction of the optimal resolution of their needs. The importance of the site, the budget, the environment and the special requirements is maintained during every aspect of each project. Our aim is to bring to this process an excellence and rigour in design, documentation and construction that will enable our clients’ aspirations to come to fruition.


  • Middle Harbour House

    Middle Harbour House

    A sculptural response to an exposed corner site overlooking Middle Harbour in Sydney builds on the materiality of the existing sandstone base to create a dramatic and layered form. By careful manipul

  • Headland House

    Headland House

    Headland House stands on the shale cliffs of Mona Vale Headland. The site and headland slope away to the south west, to the swell formed hollow of Basin Beach. On such an exposed promontory shelter i

  • Little Reef House

    Little Reef House

    On the ridge above Little Reef on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, this house was a major renovation of an existing brick bungalow. Taking advantage of the spectacular site which has views to the north

  • Angophora House

    Angophora House

    Angophora Costata are eucalypts that are endemic to the south east coast of Australia. Several magnificent specimens cling to the escarpment which runs through the site. The design slips beneath the

  • Bluff Farm House

    Bluff Farm House

    A new residence in the beautiful countryside of the Upper Hunter Valley seeks to capture the strength of a singular gesture. The site sits on a grassy terrace overlooking a river and faces north up a