The project involved the expansion of the ground floor spaces of a free-standing 2 storey terrace. Ground floor walls between the existing front room, living and hallway spaces have been removed to bring light and ventilation to the front of the house, resulting in a seamless open living-dining volume. Significant work to a centrally located passage inserts a bathroom & laundry, while providing a seamless connection of the front half of the ground floor to refurbished rear spaces.
The existing internal stair & balustrade have been re-modeled with a contemporary overlay of utilitarian materials to facilitate a planar, tectonic quality in response to the brief, inclusive of concrete sheeting to ground floor & stair finishes - with new joinery inserted throughout to improve the storage capacity of the house.
Amongst numerous minor repairs, other works to the house involved:
insulation to the underside of the ground floor for improved thermal comfort,
demolition of the rear second storey sunroom to reveal the former first floor
‘footprint’, repair of the front balcony with new timber boards and handrail, double-glazed
doors & windows to the front facade & a single car dual-ended garage in
the location of the existing car stand.
Date: 2005 - 2009
Location: Newtown, Sydney
Builder: Nonda Constandelia with Owner
Structural Engineer: Metro Consulting Group
Surveyor: Rygate & Company
Certifier: Local Group
Photography: Christopher Polly Architect