Kurraba Point House

Kurraba Point House

A mid-Century cottage on Sydney’s Lower North Shore had the twin objectives of respecting its origins, while rethinking its rooms and connections for modern family life.

Project.
Kurraba Point House
Category.
Residential
Client.
Private
Location.
Kurraba Point, NSW
Completed.
2009
Photography.
Michael Ford
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In a richly varied conservation area, the house was defined by its tight street frontage, striking Dutch gable roof and awkward interior layout. Heritage restrictions allowed little alteration of the envelope, so materiality and colours drawing from the original roof tiles were utilised to enhance connection to place and form.

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The deft reworking of the interior added variety and layers to both internal and external spaces, enabling an expansive new north-east facing living area and guest room to be created downstairs.

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Robust spaces for sleep, play and bathing were created for the children, more than matched by the new main bedroom suite complete with ensuite, walk-in robe and private rooftop terrace with city views.

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24 July 2011
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