Haberfield Heritage

Project Year: 2018
Project Cost: $750,001 AUD – $1,000,000 AUD
Country: Australia
Postcode: 2045

Single storey addition to a house in a heritage conservation area. Modern yet respectful intervention that opened up the house to the back garden and improved daylighting to the previously dark and closed off house.

The existing house was a dated building in a heritage conservation area which, over the years, had had a number of unsympathetic alterations carried out.

As a result, the interior was dark and with no direct connection to the backyard. The exterior had a number of additions that had watered down the charming period features of the front façade.

The existing part of the house was extensively altered, contemporary insertions that were still in keeping with the Federation style of the house. A new central entry corridor was proposed and built, with concealed cupboards providing much-needed but unobtrusive storage.

Bespoke joinery, considered lighting and finishes choices, and details such doors integrated into joinery and bay window seats make the finished house a perfect fit for the residents. Overall this has been a satisfying project and, more importantly, we enjoyed working with the owners to create a rewarding relationship.

Builder: Home Impact
Structural and stormwater engineer: e2 Civil and Structural Design
Photographer: John Fotiadis
Landscape designer: A Total Concept
BASIX: hecticrAt Architects


Approval path: Development Application, Inner West Council (Ashfield)