Posts Tagged: Renovation

Inter-War Art Deco

Again we marvel at how often ‘less in more’ in response to a desire to extend a character home. This inter war art deco semi detached house has been re- imaged by architecture firm Clare Cousins.  These semi-detached cottages are not easy to renovate sympathetically. as they are often narrow and somewhat dark. Clever design […]

Inner City Warehouse

The setting for this makeover was a development that had repurposed and melded two heritage listed buildings, a Victorian warehouse and the Bauhaus style Demco Machinery Co Ltd factory built in 1937, into apartments. The clients asked for increased functionality and a bit more of a grown-up vibe. We balanced the dual requests for an […]

Early Federation Garden Apartment

Our client couple required a reworking of their collection of Asian and European furniture and a considerable art collection in a Federation garden maisonette setting. Once we had arranged repairs to the lead light window and tessellated flooring, we focus on settling the furniture into the house by layering it with patterned wallpapers and fabrics. […]

An Altered Federation Dwelling

This Federation house lies in a beautiful Heritage conservation area. The house had been renovated in the 90s and its contemporary overlay was tired and no longer felt contemporary! The brief was to create its now lost Federation street frontage, incorporating the second storey addition. To this end, we replaced the large glass doors on […]

Respectfully Austere

The extensive renovation of this modernist home remains sympathetic to the original design with much of the existing façade remaining unchanged, and only small increase to the building footprint. Hemlock diamond clad joinery adds bold texture and warmth to a refined and playful material palette. The addition of a below ground cellar and swimming pool […]

A Renovated Classic 1960s Brick Dwelling

The client was updating an intact circa late 1960s house designed by architect Russel Jack.  The family required it to come up to 21st century standards of living but they wished to retain some of its former character. The family had engaged a prominent Sydney architect for the redesign and we were approached in an […]

Victorian Cottage

A lovely Victorian cottage needed some readjustments in record time to house its new owners. This involved updating the lighting, creating two bathrooms to sit lightly in the weatherboard room division and some clever joinery to house radiators in kitchen benches, pop up televisions and wardrobes out of view. A fast job made fun with […]

A Step Up

While this terrace house may be located in North London, the idea is easily replicable with our local terrace houses. London architectural firm, Bureau de Change, have used recycled bricks as a clever sculptural device. The extension has been built using bricks reclaimed from the fabric of the house.             […]

Art Redeco

This heritage listed house was built in 1949 in the Inter-War Functionalist style with references to European modernism and features of Art Deco. The significant features of this style of house are not always clearly understood nor appreciated.  For this reason, it is incredibly important that any renovation is driven by a skilled architect.   […]