Balmain Sandstone Cottage / Carterwilliamson Architects


first_img Projects “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Australia ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Year:  photographs:  The Guthrie Project Photographs:  The Guthrie Project Save this picture!© The Guthrie ProjectText description provided by the architects. Looking from the street at this rare and intact streetscape, an example of early urban development in Balmain, it may appear that nothing has changed. Go inside, however, and it is apparent that an accumulation of unsympathetic additions had masked the natural beauty of the Sydney Sandstone structure in this 1850s terrace house.Our brief was to rejuvenate the home, while respecting its historic significance.Save this picture!© The Guthrie ProjectThe process of removing excess material, opening up the spaces and inviting in more light was a driving strategy behind the design. We pitched the new ceiling so it reaches up over the lounge into the former roof space, and reveals changes of colour in the sandstone: the patina of light and shadow resulting from past spatial configurations.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!First Floor PlanWhere possible existing apertures have been utilised and celebrated: a step in line with the former rear facade now negotiates the short drop between front and rear levels. New openings, tall skylights over the main bathroom and lounge reach up to the original ridge line, while remaining hidden from the street.Save this picture!© The Guthrie ProjectSliding doors dissolve walls between rooms, allowing them to expand and provide flexibility of uses. While views of the Sydney skyline are visible through a strategically placed bedroom window.Save this picture!© The Guthrie ProjectThick sandstone columns provide a deep threshold into new kitchen and living spaces while speaking to the original cottage footprint. As you walk through one can question the lives of former occupants.Save this picture!Section AASave this picture!Section BBLarge sliding glass doors open to landscaping of the rear garden: released from a previously overgrown state to create a private courtyard and a level space to be expanded into. Here, a restored sandstone   wall, comprised of salvaged sandstone from the local area, bears the marks of convict chisels.Save this picture!© The Guthrie ProjectRestoration work to the street facade gives the home a vitality and originality that immediate neighbours lack, with timber doors, shutters, picket fences, and slate roof tiles reconstructed to their original form. A calm, warm, and robust material palette allows the richness of the original cottage walls to become the decoration in this modest, yet spacious and flexible home.Save this picture!© The Guthrie ProjectProject gallerySee allShow lessM.A.P. Pavilion / Impromptu ProjectsSelected ProjectsRefurbishment Of 906 School In Sabadell / H ArquitectesSelected Projects Sharecenter_img Save this picture!© The Guthrie Project+ 21 Share CopyAbout this officeCarterwilliamson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionBalmainAustraliaPublished on December 17, 2015Cite: “Balmain Sandstone Cottage / Carterwilliamson Architects” 17 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Balmain Sandstone Cottage / Carterwilliamson Architects 2015 Architects: Carter Williamson Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Balmain Sandstone Cottage / Carterwilliamson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBalmain Sandstone Cottage / Carterwilliamson Architects CopyHouses, Extension•Balmain, Australia 2015last_img

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