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The Hacienda Manly

Brief: To breath new life into a poorly-renovated 42sqm one bedroom Art Deco apartment to accommodate a young couple and their baby.  Challenges: Finding a way to open up a compartmentalised floor plan, resolving convoluted, limited and inefficient storage, resolve criss-crossing circulation limiting useable space.  Solutions: Removal of the dividing wall separating kitchen and living, and insertion of..

Gable House North Balgowlah

Brief: To breath new life into a 1940-50’s post war weatherboard bungalow in North Balgowlah while retaining it’s charm, consolidating adhoc additions over the years and providing an additional bedroom, master bedroom with ensuite, open plan living, dining and kitchen, outdoor entertaining area, two car spaces and swimming pool. Challenges: Working with the existing roof forms and..

Lightbox House Drummoyne

Brief: To design a contemporary and minimalist rear addition to in sympathy with the character of the 1930’s interwar bungalow; comprising open plan living, dining and kitchen, study, parent’s retreat, ensuite, fourth bedroom, storage attic, outdoor entertaining area. Challenges: Ensuring that the new design was sympathetic to the surrounding heritage conservation area and heritage home, keeping the..

Courtyard House Petersham

Brief: Remodelling the back of an existing terrace house to create a new kitchen, bathroom and living space separated by a courtyard. Future proofing the house to be liveable on one level so that the clients can age comfortably in place. Also increasing natural light, a sense of space and openness, resolve excessive dampness, heat in..

Link House Erskineville

Brief: To create a contemporary, vibrant and private home for a young family of three that makes use of its garden and rear lane. Transforming a dilapidated, damp and ultra narrow single-storey terrace house in Sydney’s inner city into a stunning two-storey home that reveals and celebrates its history, providing three bedrooms including parents retreat with..

House on a Hill Collaroy Plateau

Brief: To breath new life into a 1950’s Northern Beaches classic that has undergone a number of ill conceived renovations, and open up the living spaces to create a generous and light home for a growing young family of 5. Challenges: Working to a tight budget it was decided to retain as much of the original house..

Cape Paterson Beach House

Brief: To create a new holiday home for a retired couple, their adult children and grandchildren. The beach house needed to be sympathetic to the area, cater for storage of all manner of watercraft and games, adaptable to comfortably accommodate two persons during the cooler months, and up to 18 persons when the whole family arrive..

Nihiwatu Resort Sumba

Brief: To create three residential villas, arrivals and reception area, and communal dining hall in sympathy with the dramatic hillside terrain on the remote island of Sumba Indonesia. Challenges: Designing and siting structures to fit within the natural topography of the steeply sloping sites, while avoiding the removal of any trees and visual impacts to the hillside..

Play House Leichhardt

Brief: To create a spacious and lofty addition to a small weatherboard cottage in Leichhardt in Sydney’s Inner West, converting the front cottage into a separate rentable apartment and building a new warehouse inspired home for a young family of four. Challenges: Responding to the northern neighbour’s large bulk and overshadowing of the site, interfacing with a..

Split Level House Paddington

Brief: Complete re-think of a Federation Style terrace house on a very narrow steeply sloping site in Paddington in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, to create more functional living, sleeping and washing space for a young couple and improve the flow between rooms and connection with the garden.  Challenges: Working within the bounds of an extremely narrow (3.2m) and..