In the Step Down house designed by Bijl Architecture, the original 1910 front rooms and architectural details of timber fretwork, cedar shingles and stained glass have been revived, while a poorly built 1970s lean-to rear addition was removed. Our design strategy brought the new addition right down to the rear garden level, creating the opportunity for an airy pavilion of wide openings, high ceilings and flexible space. Photography by Peter Bennetts.
In the CrossCut House designed by Bijl Architecture, careful incisions and deft reworkings bring a new logic and ample light to an already generous family home. Built as a brick and sandstone federation period cottage, the dwelling had been altered and added to over several decades. Photography Tom Ferguson.