ABOUT THE HOUSE
The clients originally brief to SDA requested an additional bedroom and open-space living area for their traditional, semi-detached home. Presenting another layer of consideration, the inner-city dwelling was located within the heritage conservation area of Cooks Hill. Underpinning the client brief was a deep desire to retain the integrity and charm of the existing home, whilst accommodating a contemporary family life.
SDA were challenged to maintain the integrity of the street frontage on a small block whilst also meeting the client’s functional requirements. The design solution was to provide a bold addition that seamlessly transitions from the rear of the property, gracefully blending behind the existing roofline. While the row of attached homes remains the dominant streetscape feature, the addition is distinctive in its design.