Charlotte Street is a contemporary living wing grafted onto a locally significant 1905 weatherboard residence in the Federation village of Bangalow. The brief called for the restoration of the original home, heavily compromised by alterations, to accommodate the family’s sleeping+ quarters, while a new extension, conceived as an articulated pavilion set down the sloping site, satisfies modern open-plan living requirements. A glazed entry links old and new, briefly overlapping under the original dwelling, before opening out to the kitchen, living and dining space. The expansive outlook is framed by oversize glass sliders to the deck, unimpeded by balustrades and engaged with the terraced garden. A glazed northern wall floods natural light into the cathedral ceilings, screened with fine vertical battens. The scale of the addition was kept as tight as possible so as to not impinge on the village’s heritage character, and its placement mindful of its prominent hilltop position.

  • Function - Dwelling
  • Location - Bangalow, NSW
  • Year - 2021
  • Team - Dom / Dan / Amber
  • Builder - Willconstruct & Design
  • Photography - CFJ

Retention and Conservation of Existing Dwelling // Extensive Inclusion of Repurposed Materials // 30,000L Roof-fed Rainwater Tanks // 5kW Photovoltaic System // Naturally Ventilated // Thermal Mass in Slab Supplemented by Wood Fire