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This project is the rejuvenation of a two-level sandstone and timber shingled semi on the Balmoral slopes, with sweeping views to the Harbour and Grotto Point Lighthouse.
The upgrade carefully respects the original façade: sandstone walls have been repaired and repointed and the timber windows, shingle and frieze detailing lovingly restored.
The result is in harmony with the streetscape, with a new entertaining area off the garage providing community connection.
Inside, the subtle contemporary additions shine. New internal spaces have been oriented east-west, providing natural flow and creating a relaxed living environment.
New stairs run along the northern party wall, with a linear skylight filtering natural light throughout the levels.
An internal courtyard creates a secluded sanctuary, with views through the house to the Harbour. It also divides the kitchen/dining/living area from the private master bedroom and its airy ensuite, which in turn opens to a tranquil bonsai garden.
The building’s footprint was maintained, natural materials selected.