One of the requirements, within the brief we received from our client, was to be as maintenance free as possible. This then certainly influenced the appearance of this new house in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.


We explored various materials for the external cladding and we decided that face brick was going to give the low maintenance result and also give an interesting texture to the dwelling. Windows and doors were aluminium framed, again to minimise the painting. The detail on the front façade gave the house some interesting detail and took away from the traditional brick veneer dwelling imagery.


In designing the house, the Client’s requirements came first, then the impact on the immediate neighbours and then the overall street context. This design process resulted in a dwelling that is relevant in scale and sits happily within the existing mixed

residential streetscape.

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Nominated Architect Georgina Strömland (reg no. 5095)

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