Woollahra House 

Herschmann  Residence  

Complete  makeover of an existing three level attached Victorian terrace house in Woollahra.

The project gutted the existing house, opening up what was a dated, claustrophobic, cellular plan into a more open layout with visual connections through the house and across the site to a new oasis-like  courtyard garden, complete with the aural delight of water falling into dual lily ponds.

A new self-contained studio  adds additional on-site accommodation over the new garage, at the rear of the site.

The main house is organised around a new dramatic spiral staircase that connects all three levels.

A small palm filled light court brings daylight into the centre of the deep plan.

The house has been transformed from a two bedroom,  into a three bedroom house plus studio, while at the same time introducing more natural light and a visually dynamic interplay between the different levels. 

The house  volume feels more generous and the spatial connections ,detailing and colour palette ,add to a sense of calm throughout.

Builder: Pilgrim Building ; 

Structural Engineer: SDA structures

Project Completion: 2022


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