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Classic House

Builder: Steele Associates Construction Architect: Tzannes Associates

 

A dilapidated original terrace and adjoining vacant lot were transformed into a 10m wide ‘super terrace’ in this intricate heritage project. Steele Associates painstakingly restored the existing terrace, creating a grand exterior worthy of the prestigious Paddington location. A second identical terrace frontage was added to meet strict heritage requirements, and blends perfectly with the Victorian street scape.

Demolition of the existing rear lean-to revealed that the original heritage listed two storey high, 12m long boundary wall was completely detached from the main part of the house, making it a huge, unsupported domino! Steele Associates temporarily braced the wall before working with the engineer on the structural acrobatics required for a permanent solution, because although the wall was to be rendered, council would not entertain the idea of demolition and rebuilding using the existing sand stock bricks.

From the 3m high plate steel fireplace fascia and wrought iron staircase, to the shaped solid timber joinery and custom-made timber cornices, to the jet-black pool interior; intricate detailing sets this grand residence apart as a truly classic Tzannes design.