Castlecrag house by Polly Harbison Design


Architects: Polly Harbison Design
Builder: Hawkett Constructions
Landscaping: Bates Landscape

Engineer: Docker Smith Pty Ltd

Photographer: Brett Boardman


2020 NSW Architecture Awards, Residential Architecture – Alterations and Additions – Shortlist

2020 Houses Awards, Alterations and Additions – Shortlist

2020 Houses Awards, Outdoor category – Shortlist

A strategic reworking of a convoluted plan reviving an unassuming family dwelling. This project transformed a dark, post-war rabbit warren into a light-filled home that embraces its beautiful bush setting.

In the client’s own words, the design has “facilitated better life flow, providing a generosity of space while also creating a greater sense of connectivity throughout the house. We can now easily entertain small and large groups without being on top of each other, and on a day to day basis the family can enjoy privacy without needing to feel shut away.”

Polly Harbison Design

Polly Harbison Design

Established in 2003, Polly Harbison Design is a Sydney based practice committed to creating sophisticated and elegantly resolved architecture. The practice delights in the entire design process, from initial sketch design through to construction and completion. As Principal and Director of the practice, Polly remains engaged in the entire architectural process. Her personal attention and involvement ensure that every building is rigorously designed and built.

For more information on Polly Harbison Design, you can view their website here: Polly Harbison Design


Studio 4, Level 2, 66 Oxford St

Darlinghurst 2010

New South Wales


+61 414 850 136


Polly Harbison Design


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