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Bondi Junction Terrace 


In Progress

This house is one of a row of single storey attached Federation, Queen Anne style terrace cottages, listed as a Heritage item in the Waverley LEP. 


Our clients came to us after purchasing the property when the group was sold in one line with a view to extend to the rear and into the attic, with a sympathetic renovation of the existing fabric. 


The solution was to turn a series of small and dark rooms at the rear of the property into an open plan dining, kitchen and living space opening to the garden. 


New interventions into the existing fabric were conceived as contemporary timber elements. A new timber staircase, is inserted in the second bedroom to provide access to a study within the roof space. A new skylight located over the entry hallway brings light into this dark narrow space and a balcony from the study provides a visual connection between the two levels. 


Large timber lined skylights above the rear dining and kitchen space flood the single storey space with natural light and maximise the visual height of the sloping roof form. 


Tall bi-folding steel doors open the living space to the rear where a robust brick paved courtyard garden is softened by landscaped perimeter and a feature magnolia tree providing shade. 


Materials were chosen to compliment and respect the heritage qualities of the existing house. White painted brickwork of the altered rear form contrasts with the red face brick of the front facade. This red brick is used on the ground plane of the rear garden for paving, steps and low planter walls. A deep heritage red was selected for the new painted steel doors, window detailing and new roof and gutter metalwork. 

Town Planner - SKL Planning

Heritage - Zoltan Kovacs

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