Every once in a while I get excited and make the statement “this is my new favorite house”, well here is my new favorite house! I love the exactness in every element. There are so many geometric shapes that flow from the interior to the exterior and even spilling into the landscaping. Let’s not forget about that stair case, killer amazing. The stone wall at the bottom of the stair case gives a glimpse of where this house was in history. Tzannes Associates has a full portfolio full of great projects just like this one.
The site is located within the Paddington Heritage Conservation Area on the corner of a quiet residential street. The existing terrace was originally a bake house which formed part of a row of terraces along the street. The site has access to 3 street frontages, with the main entry located toward the north, a lane to the west and rear vehicular access to the south.
Through consultation with the heritage consultant, the façade of the front building was retained, and the rear building, which was a poor later addition, was demolished. To maximize solar gain and interaction between the various spaces of the house, the new addition was designed as an L shaped wing around a central courtyard.