• North elevation and section of the Paul Smith house (SLNSW).

23 Conway Avenue, Vaucluse, NSW, 1971

Probably the last of Snelling’s 'islander style' houses, the Paul Smith residence featured a low, multi-pitched roof of asbestos felt shingles trimmed with redwood copings above a structure of brick and sandstocks. A triangular clerestory was inserted in the main gable on the north façade. Built on a down-sloping site, the front of this now-demolished house appeared to be one storey, and the rear was two storeys. L-shaped in plan, its living areas and main bedroom were on the upper floor, oriented west to a generous balcony, while four of the five bedrooms (all with dressing areas) were aligned along a tiled terrace on the lower floor, near a laundry, cellar, shower, and shower/toilet.

Sources

—Pemberton, Gary J. 1984. Douglas B. Snelling: A Monograph of His Works (B. Arch dissertation). Sydney: New South Wales Institute of Technology.

—Sydney: SLNSW PICMAN Archive, PXD 778, architectural drawings by Jim Whitelock.