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  • Writer's pictureDanny Broe Architect

Architecture Under Construction - Sneak Peek Photos By Danny and Serena

Here is a selection of three of our projects under construction! This is the most exciting and rewarding part of the architectural process. For an architect and a client there is nothing more exhilarating than seeing their (architect’s) concept and (owner’s) dream finally take shape.

One project is a contemporary terrace in Surry Hills renovation and addition, another is a large two level addition to a small cute heritage cottage in Leichhardt and the third is a classic addition to a gracious freestanding brick federation house in Camperdown. Here is some insight to each project.

Surry Hills Terrace

  • Industrial contemporary theme.   

  • A house for two people

  • Front two level retained and rear single level ‘lean to’ demolished to make way for a new open plan kitchen and luxurious bathroom upstairs. A dramatic double height void space in the middle of the house now links the two parts and brings sun in.  

  • There is a new walk in robe and dedicated study.

  • A new stair was added to the attic level above the existing stair.

  • There is a curved timber element that provides sculptural interest and privacy for the bathroom.



Under Construction:

Leichhardt House

  • The tiny three bedroom weatherboard house was once a local Jewish gathering point had been badly extended in the past. We created a more large new family home that still carefully sits in the context of Leichhardt heritage conservation area. The new two level addition is cleverly concealed behind the cottage by being split level and excavated into the ground a little. The interiors are not the usual minimalist look but take cues from traditional construction with the use of timber lining boards in the kitchen and bathrooms and replication of some of the traditional carpentry such as art deco door frames.

  • The kitchen is the most dramatic space being double height with a juliet balcony from the upper master bedroom.

  • An outdoor room was created at the rear which will have a built in BBQ.

  • The split level plan provided an opportunity to play with different ceiling heights and spatial volumes.



Under Construction:

Camperdown House

  • This project is an addition to a beautiful brick federation house where the addition is the same size as the original house left. The addition therefore is subservient to the form of the existing house while adding a modern open plan kitchen living dining.

  • The large verandah is relaxed and generous

  • The new master bedroom are tucked into the roof form upstairs

  • The house is divided into two levels between the living and dining room with the use of a wonderful wide staircase connecting them.

  • A large custom skylight is positioned to always get winter sun.

  • A discrete carport is designed to look more like a garden structure to picnic under.



Under Construction:

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