Posts Tagged: 1950s

Breeze Blocked

A 1950s red-brick home in Sydney’s suburban lower north shore has been upgraded with an all-white extension, a series of breeze-block-screened, uncovered outdoor rooms, designed by architecture firm Architect Prineas. The existing house was solid and well-built but perhaps a little dark, the changes while discrete appear transformative.                     […]

An Ode to Suburbia

The original house, a charming modest 1950s bungalow, is not unlike a number of brick suburban houses located in Sydney. It is important that we recognise how effectively these houses can be updated to avoid the tendency to demolish. Furthermore, the reuse of the existing built form, and recycling of existing building materials is the […]

Post War Excess

In conjunction with AN+A Architects, shortlisted for HOUSES Award 2015 House in a Heritage Context Winner Master Builders Association NSW 2015 Excellence Award House Additions/Alterations/Renovations $5 Million to $7 Million An almost intact home built in 1951 which, with etched glass, Art Deco ceilings, varnished timber, and terrazzo forecourts, really had a 1940’s personality. The aim […]