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Located in a heritage conservation area this restoration project kept the original home’s character whilst adding elegance and function to accommodate for the needs of a modern family.

The addition of 3 pavilions: the living area, the parents retreat and the garage/workshop. Each pavilion is linked with a seamless glass link, each with its own character and function, allowing the residence to flow from one space to the next, whilst allowing the garden and the street to engulf the pavilions and break down the scale of a monolithic modern home.

The intent was not to replicate the heritage, but to respect its language without compromising the functional and aspirational requirements of the owners’ brief. The material expression references the original character; brick, timber, and metal, expressed in application to reference the building’s history and personality.

This residence is a well considered home now including passive solar elements and careful orientation with northly facing windows to allow warmth in winter and cool in summer. External elements such as decks, landings, and entertaining areas are carefully placed to allow the existing house and the additions to follow to the garden and the streetscape beyond.

In 2020 this home was a finalist Master Builders and Asset Construction Hire Excellence Awards for renovation/extension.