Oberon Street House, Randwick
Architecture / Residential
- Type of Building: Free Standing House
- Area: Randwick
- Builder: Cuzco Construction
A surprise sits hidden behind this single storey house on Oberon Street Randwick: a secret pavilion with a modern living sanctuary quite unlike the front of this traditional home. The curved awning framing the new addition adds a bit of fun to the house and softens its boxy shape while the timber details counter the formal brick finish at the front. Inside we designed an open plan living, kitchen and dining area and a self-contained studio with a private entrance. A light filled glass walkway divides the old and the new, while bricks salvaged during demolition are used as a feature wall.
Our clients for this project had a firm and strict budget. With saving money top of mind, we recommended the idea of an addition to the back of the house to mitigate the cost of renovating the older sections of the home.
Luckily the original space had good bones and only needed a bit of fluffing with paint and finishings. We kept the plans single-storey to reduce costs and allow the works to be certified under a CDC; avoiding Council and lengthy approval processes.