- Birchgrove, NSW
- Brian Zulaikha, Tim Greer and Paul Rolfe. Photos by Patrick Bingham-Hall.
Built on a very limited budget, this project added a second floor to a small 1920â€™s single storey fibre-cement cottage to take advantage of harbour views. The house is located between much larger Victorian houses in a gentrified harbour-side suburb.
The design retains the surfaces and details of the original house, and adds a simple new layer of timber and metal to differentiate the new from the old. Detailing is direct and deliberately raw. The arc of the roof, supported by curved steel beams, encloses a timber-lined open plan living space. Bedrooms and work areas are locate on both levels.