Kirribilli Terrace #1

Designed by Jason Klumpp for Tyrrells Architects, from the street this Kirribilli Terrace is a beautifully restored example of a Victorian terrace house, set in an eclectic but well conserved street of period terraces. It continues as you walk in the front door, to find a home complete with ornate detailed plasterwork, high ceilings, and stunning marble fireplaces. But as you step through the opening where once the back door would have been, you find yourself in a light filled atrium, as though having just passed through a time portal!

The atrium serves as a 'gasket' that both separates and ties together the heritage listed Victorian terrace and the 3 storey contemporary addition that attaches to it. With its 3 storey high glazed wall complete with louver windows, & an open riser stair that wraps around a glass & steel lift shaft, natural light & air flood through the core, and into every room of the house. To achieve this on the long & narrow building footprint, a cleverly designed semi-enclosed conservatory space runs down the full length of the addition.

The new work nestles comfortably into the rear of the heritage home, cleverly offset in level by half a floor, and with rooms arranged in logical order according to their use, the owner’s remark "it doesn't feel like its 3 stories".

Externally, free from the constraints of the conservations zone, the addition has elements of contemporary & industrial design, utilising off form concrete, galvanised steel, glass and alucobond to provide a durable & timeless design.

  • In October 2017 at the BDA (Building Designers Association of Australia) National Design Awards 2017, Jason Klumpp received awards for the project in the categories of 'Residential Alterations & Additions over $501k', 'Heritage Buildings', & 'Small lot housing (<350sqm)'

  • In November of 2017, the project was awarded the 'Trends International Design Award' in the Australian Architect-designed Renovation category

  • In April 2018 the Project won the Sydney combined chapter design award in the category of Heritage Buildings.

Multi Award Winning

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