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Following a sell out season in 2016, Tim Ross and Kit Warhurst return to Sydney to continue the premiere of their brand new show. 

For the last four years they have taken temporary possession of Architecturally significant buildings and skillfully blended storytelling, music and design in a mood breaking format that has seen them literally sell out houses across the globe.

Following rave reviews for the recent film series, Streets of Your Town,Tim and Kit welcome you to the award winning Courtyard House by emerging practice Aileen Sage Architects.

“Must see show of the Festival”
 - New YorkTimes.

 "Had us in stitches.”
 - Sunday Times (UK)

 - The Age.

 “With quick wit and telling anecdotes, Tim shares his passion for modern design and architecture — the fortunate audience is left both enlightened and entertained.”
 Wendy Kaplan, 
Department Head and Curator Los Angeles County Museum of Art 

With only one show in this amazing house, tickets are extremely limited, book now to avoid missing out.

The show runs for one hour and 35 minuteswith a short interval.

Courtyard House by Aileen Sage Architects  

Completed in 2014, this reinterpretation of the terrace house typology characterizes much of the Paddington Conservation Area. This includes articulated public and private areas, a street façade with overhanging balcony and a visual contrast between the front and rear of the house.

A central garden and series of smaller courtyard spaces are carved from the built envelope with a planted roof connecting the front and rear of the house. Each of the living areas opens up to this inner city ‘secret garden’ with different scaled openings allowing for flexibility throughout the seasons.

Aileen Sage Architects was established as a collaborative design platform, working with all disciplines of the built environment and creative industry. With a varied background and inspiring list of clients, Isabelle Toland and Amelia Holliday most recently were the co-creative directors for the Australian exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

(Image by Tom Ferguson)  

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Event Location


Courtyard House

Paddington, NSW, 2021

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Tim Ross and Kit Warhurst