A new family home at Shearwater Estate, southern Sydney. Nearing completion, more images to come.
Revisiting a previous renovation to this eastern beaches family home, the design took advantage of under-utilized spaces and improved internal planningand created new connections between internal and external living areas.
Completed in May 2014, the alterations and extension to this Victorian era semi-detached updated the existing round floor living room, bathroom and laundry adding two bedrooms with ensuites to the upper floor. The new upper floor was located to the rear of the building and independent of the original roof to preserve the architectural character of the home and its matching neighbour. Operable sun shades protect the upper floor rooms from heat, scoop in previeling breezes and provide privacy from adjoining neighbours.
Situated on a remarkable waterfront site overlooking Sydney's Middle Harbour, this recently completed project included the renewal of all interiors, new bathrooms and new kitchen and external works. Originally designed for Japanese diplomats in the 1960's, the house has hints of oriental details blended with modernist thinking. Rather than simply applying Asian influenced finishes, our base design concept was based on the idea of 'air and water', two basic elements which the home enjoys naturally.
The palette is cool with dark accents, balanced with natural light and excellent cross-ventilation, giving the home a beautiful calm character. Landscape design by True Form Landscape Architecture complements the home, revitalising the pool deck and gardens perfectly. Construction and fitout by FRES Constructions is of the highest standard, suitable for this unique property.
Created as a new concept for the volume housing market, Moncrieff House starts with mid-century modernist principles suggested by builder/developer RAM Constructions. Clean horizontal lines with bold vertical structure to create balance. Full height glazing, crazy high ceilings and open plan living areas make a light filled, breezy home.
The usual story, a Victorian era terrace home, with grand living rooms to the front and no connection to the rear yard and poor consideration of natural light. Makeshift renovations were removed and contemporary living spaces created. Designed for a busy family, always entertaining, the home both flows between spaces and can be divided into private places when needed.
MBA award winner for builder/client Rob Baker (Building Relationships)
Conversion of single bedroom workers terrace into two bedroom home with open plan living areas to the rear, featuring mezzanine bedroom and two storey living areas.
Recently completed, this new four bedroom family home in the north shore suburb of Northbridge site comfortably among its neighbours and takes full advantage of its remarkable location and outlook. With all living areas facing north and upper floors enjoying views across Sailors Bay, the home has is light and bright with high quality interiors complementing the architecture. Designed to accommodate a couple with older children and guests, the home has separate living areas on each floor providing both privacy and spaces to gather. Construction by Rawson Homes.
Concept development in partnership with Ply Studio. Contemporary family home adjoining a heritage listed home.
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