Posts Tagged: Renovation

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. We settled the furniture into the house by layering it with patterned wallpapers and fabrics. The sitting room had a dual purpose as entertaining room as well as relaxing television […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.   […]

Fluent Spanish

This house is recognised by heritage practitioners as a strong sympathetic example of an addition to a domestic sized dwelling. The positive factors include the fact that the addition, located alongside with a lightweight connection, is of similar height to the existing building. The pitch of the new roof and the width of the walls […]

Making A House A Home

This was a job requiring the softening of the interiors of a contemporary development into a much more personal home. A humourless entrance foyer was made sophisticated with a stunning wall mural enclosing, with its curved walls, a Moroccan table. The master bedroom was given its colour palette from a Persian silk rug that now […]