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House Eadie / Tribe Studio Architects

  • Architects: Tribe Studio Architects
  • Location: Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
  • Project Team: Hannah Tribe, Ricci Bloch
  • Structural Engineer: Damian Hadley - Cantilever Engineers
  • Builder: JLS Construction
  • Area: 143.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Katherine Lu

© Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu

From the architect. House Eadie is a heritage listed Federation workers' cottage in Surry Hills, Sydney. The brief from the client was to create a house that is at once toddler-friendly and also a great house for entertaining adults. The house was considerably dilapidated and very little heritage fabric had survived DYI renovations in the seventies.

© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu

Tribe's strategy was to reveal the irregularities of the original building fabric, and to honour the interventions over time. The original decorative brickwork of the front of the house was partially revealed by partially removing layers of paint. Historic paint dribbles are retained on stained glass windows. Poorly laid bricks are revealed. The house retains the romantic sense that it has been treated roughly by time and that it's origins are modest. The new elements respond to this heritage. The material selection is raw and direct. The house is aggressively unpretentious.

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The living spaces are rearranged around the existing courtyard, allowing northern light to enter the house. Storage is shoehorned in at every opportunity, including a butler's pantry, wine storage and a pram garage.

© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu
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