MCA were engaged for the refurbishment and extension of an existing single-storey locally heritage-listed home in East Lindfield. The existing house is a good example of 1960 Modern-style residential Architecture combining elements from the highly-influential of the “Sydney School” and “International” styles to create a unique, but highly-recognisable modernist house.
Existing Front Façade
MCA, acting as Heritage architects designed a significant rear addition to the home, filled with natural daylight and opening the rear of the property to newly outdoor entertaining and landscaped areas.
The new architectural elements seamlessly and respectfully connected to the existing roof lines, exposed timber rafters, rendered-brick walls and rectilinear forms.
The existing axially-based covered entry, front courtyard, and well-proportioned window fenestrations were revitalised,
with the new extension taking advantage of the existing planning to create a new open living experience with kitchen, dining and family areas,whilst an adjacent extension created room for new private bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry. The original vista-like entry was incorporated into the design, and original sculptural wood-burning fireplace retained, whilst the exterior of the original house was refreshed and detracting elements removed.