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The Chatswood House is a knockdown rebuild in a heritage conservation area for a young family with plans for elderly parents to co habit in the future.


The client requested a traditional frontage to respect the predominant architecture style of the neighbourhood. The spatial planning is split into two zones on a single level : the front of the house takes planning and detailing cues from traditional homes, the rear is contemporary open plan design with a transition piece housing a laundry and powder room.

The walls are cavity brick walls with face brick on the outside. Brick laying patterns are varied between the front and rear to emphasise the contrast between the traditional and contemporary styles. The front part has a traditional terracotta hip roof, and the rear has a colorbond butterfly roof with a courtyard deck. Bay windows and feature trees are located strategically with the spaces to create private spaces for reading and enjoying the garden.





Architecture & interiors team : Danny Broe, Fahimah Badrulhisham & Alice Pamment at Danny Broe Architect

Landscape designer : Excelsa Landscapes

Heritage consultant : John Oultram heritage & Design

Engineer : Hyten Engineering

Builder : BIC Constructions

Photographer : Mackintosh Photography