SUMMER HILL HOUSE
This project in Sydney’s Summer Hill is a response to a growing family's needs and their responsibility to an existing heritage-listed cottage.
The project consists of three main elements.
The original cottage is internally reconfigured to create a master bedroom and ensuite and a study.
A new west wing runs perpendicular to the original structure, containing the kitchen and living areas. This will be a brick-and-corrugated iron structure and is traditional in design and construction to complement the existing heritage cottage in proportion, scale, material, detail and style. This new wing will also complement the four neighbouring heritage houses when viewed from the street.
The new north wing consists of two bedroom pavilions and a garage with attic bedroom. These are new, disconnected elements made from galvanised iron and compressed fibre cement cladding. They join the existing cottage by timber walkways. These new elements are in juxtaposition with the existing brick house and are contemporary, lightweight flexible structures.