House Boone Murray / Tribe Studio Architects

  • 22 Mar 2013
  • Houses Selected Works
© Peter Bennetts

Architects: Tribe Studio Architects
Location: Sydney,
Architect In Charge: Hannah Tribe, Ricci Bloch
Builder: JLS Construction
Area: 197 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts

This 1920s bungalow in Sydney’s East has been updated to suit a young family. A poor 1970s rear yard addition was carefully removed from the original house and historic details preserved. A new addition to the rear has a contemporary architectural and interior language inspired by the old.

© Peter Bennetts

The existing house is highly decorative to the street elevation only: it is rendered and modelled with some complex corbelling and fretwork. In stark contrast, the side elevations of the house are completely unadorned. The new additions takes its cue from this diminution in decoration and presents are totally flat elevation to the rear garden. Hence the public face of the house is decorative and frilly, while the private face is quiet, honest and unadorned. It is the unpretentious face of private family life.

Floor Plan
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