Queens Park House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

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Location: Sydney, Australia

Architects: Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Photography by Prue Ruscoe and Robert Walsh


The clients approached us to design a new home in a heritage conservation area in Sydney’s East.

The existing house on the site was not a heritage item, however its façade was part of a consistent row of houses and exemplary as a part of this larger context.

We felt that retaining the front 2 rooms and roof form of the existing dwelling was the most appropriate response for the tree-lined streetscape, which was filled with similar houses. The challenge then lay in concealing a large and contemporary two storey home behind part of a single storey federation frontage.

To respect the existing building we adopted a folded roof form derived from the angles of the existing slate roof. The abstract space created is reflected inside the house as a dramatic folded stair void connecting the two levels. The remainder of the house is contemporary, light filled in contrast to the original.

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All images courtesy of Madeleine Blanchfield Architects



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Phone: (02) 9212 3343

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Paddington, 2021, NSW, Australia

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