Gracious 1890’s Terrace House Altered to Refine Living Spaces

Newtown, New South Wales, Australia

This Grand Victorian Terrace has been re-worked and altered by Architect Prineas. The living area has been extended at the garden level and includes the addition of a two-storey space that extends the living area and connects multiple levels of the house to the garden.

A new garage at the rear of the house as well as a studio/granny flat above have also been added to this gracious 1890’s Victorian Terrace.

The material strategy in the living area was to insert a plywood volume that defines the two storey space as a contemporary insertion. Breezway Louvre Windows have been installed up high above the living room to allow natural light into the room while creating a sense of space for occupants.

The bathroom to the studio is also naturally lit by a skylight and Breezway Louvres with glass blades. The louvre windows can be opened to allow built-up steam and moisture to escape quickly.

The scale and the authenticity of the new architecture and interiors matches the scale and aspiration of the original while re-orientating the house from the street to its private garden. The interiors provide clarity and connection that sets a forward looking framework for the next hundred years.

This project was listed as one of ‘Australia’s ten best houses of 2016’ by Domain.

Architect – Architect Prineas
02 9332 2006

Photographer – Chris Warnes
0414 308 219