curtin residence

This circa 1920s brick and tile bungalow home, had been “modernised” over the years by various owners and had lost its original character. Also the house had seen little maintenance in its later years and was being sold as a demolition prospect.

Upon investigating the existing building it was realised that it’s base form could be saved and much of its original appeal reinstated.

The design resolution is somewhat an abstraction of the building’s original bungalow style, and included rear additions to the home and the conversion of an existing metal clad outbuilding into a studio bedroom with ensuite.

Where possible demolish materials were reincorporated into the new construction, and all new material selections were based minimising the projects ecological footprint and the toxic off-gassing for its inhabitants.