The proposal involves a substantial re-design of an existing 3-storey terrace. It provides a Ground floor expanded kitchen that is distinguished, via manipulations in joinery and ceiling planes, from an open dining & living volume. An inserted concrete slab directly connects to a flush concrete court, integrated joinery & pond. A refurbished front room flexibly provides a study or guest accommodation, while a WC locates an adjacent two-storey void that vertically expands to the First floor above. Concrete paving, timber lined fences, planter beds and selected trees all contribute to improving the quality of the outdoor space.
A folded steel stair leads a re-worked First floor accommodating an enlarged bathroom, joinery and glass bridge, enabling light to be drawn to the ground floor below. A steel framed addition expands a rear bedroom while echoing the existing rear skillion-roofed form for considered access to northern light and outlook over a landscaped concrete roof below. An existing floor level governs an eccentric outcome for a new floor level to serve as a bed platform within the room, while a large internal window and adjacent void enable borrowed light to the centre of the ground floor below.
An open steel stair leads to an refurbished attic that is converted to a
bedroom with sashless glass windows, steel edge trims & crafted pivot-stay
timber shutters to temper solar access, ventilation and privacy - reinforcing
the material language established at the rear of the first floor below.
Location: Newtown, Sydney
Surveyor: Junek & Junek
Model: Christopher Polly Architect
Model Photography: Christopher Polly Architect