Mosman, Muston St

Lower North Shore

The Project

Completed in 2015, this corner block federation home has been meticulously restored and extended to meet the needs of a large family. Originally a 4 bedroom heritage federation home, it is now a 6 bedroom home with 5 bathrooms, a study, 3 living areas, a tiled and heated pool with concealed cover and a separate games room/self-contained granny flat with large glass corner sliding doors.

The decision to add a large attic conversion was not originally in the scope of works but rather decided on during the build process. This late decision created many challenges and became the focus in designing the central feature staircase. This staircase represents months of careful planning and fabrication to create something that hasn’t been done anywhere else. The stair is made from laser cut 10mm steel plate with 30mm grey ironbark cladding to the treads and risers with shadow lines at all wall junctions and had to fold and twist to work its way up the building creating a remarkable contemporary inclusion into the heritage listed house.

The project included the use of recycled building materials through-out the home. The grey Ironbark floors, stairs and decks were all locally sourced from timber merchants. The sandstone salvaged from the site along with other recycled stone made up the lower walls to the extension of the property. Many new window and skylight openings were also created through-out the property to bring in additional light and air where required. The project also included a full landscaping update.