Fairlight Avenue, Killara, NSW, 1950 (unbuilt)
According to preliminary plans dated March–April 1950, Snelling designed a two-bedroom house on sloping land at East Killara, on Sydney’s upper north shore. His clients were Mr and Mrs C. F. Ney. The design was presumably not built because the plans did not show a street number, no elevations or working drawings accompanied them in the archive lodged with the State Library of New South Wales by Snelling's early associate, Peter MacCallum, and there is no sign of a Snelling-style house in Fairlight Avenue today.
The layout included two bedrooms and two bathrooms in the east wing, both opening to a shared terrace. The central living room included built-in sofas, a study zone and a ‘cosy’ lounge area facing a substantial stone fireplace. This room opened to a sandstone-paved north (winter) terrace on the street side of the house and to a south (summer barbeque) terrace, with a sandstone retaining wall, facing the 'heavily wooded' rear garden.
In the north-west corner of the house, a galley kitchen opened to an adjacent play room and dining room, and overlooked a small courtyard. Internal stairs led to a two-car garage tucked under the playroom. All internal circulation areas and outdoor terraces were to be paved with sandstone blocks. Living areas would be carpeted and the kitchen would be tiled.
—Sydney: SLNSW PICMAN Archive, PXD 874, architectural drawings.