Fearns Studio / Bondi House

Located in New South Wales, Australia. This heritage terrace alteration was designed by Fearns Studio and shortlisted in 2013 Houses Magazine Awards on best house alteration and addition over 200m2.

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“An inner city heritage terrace alteration, the Bondi house was conceived as a first floor timber tube above a ground level brick box behind the retained portion of the house.

Skylight penetrations bring light into the center of the plan, help define spaces within it and protect the privacy of neighboring dwellings from upper level rooms while large glazed doors open new ground level interiors to unobtrusive garden courtyards.

Deep door reveals in the kitchen and living areas frame smaller spaces within the open plan with light and rhythm. The doors themselves emphasize this further by sliding completely clear of their openings.

Warmth is given to the white plaster walls and ceilings and to concrete flooring with oak cabinetry, windows, doors, and with blackbutt flooring through the remainder of the house.”

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Photography by Tom Ferguson.