Wahroonga House is an adaptive re-use project located in a heritage conservation zone. The project is anchored around the retention of the existing c1920’s bungalow cottage which contributes to the heritage character of the street.
The new addition makes the most of the northerly aspect where the bedrooms and living areas are soaked in soft, warm sunlight. The living areas feed on to the existing established garden and provide a sense of security and serenity.
There is a considered juxtaposition between the new addition and the existing dwelling. The visual reading of new and old further reinforces the heritage aspects of the project. The timber screening promotes a contemporary interpretation of the timber venetian blinds that adorn the existing façade.
The site is located on land owned by the traditional owners of the Ku-ring-gai area – the Darramuragal people. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
[Currently for Council Approval]