When two school friends reconnected over a shared love of design and sustainability, the opportunity to collaborate did more than give new life to a 110-year-old house – it cemented a friendship while making a poetic story in the process.
Undisrupted views pass through Warr Ferrington, folding into one another. Encountering this home from below, it peeks out above fields of wheat-like grass, blending effortlessly into its setting.
When 5.5 million hectares of NSW were burned during the Black Summer fires, much of the Shoalhaven district was catastrophically affected. Many people lost their homes, including Andrew, who returned to find his 1980s cedar home and 40-year-old garden destroyed.
With a distinct love of Japanese charred timber as the base for the materiality, Bell House in Balmain brings dark and light, open and enclosed all together.
Inspired by memories of the client’s childhood home, rammed earth provides a warm and textured backdrop to everyday life in this extension designed by Steffen Welsch Architects.