Heritage House – Westmere

Kingsley Street

Renovation and extension of the existing heritage house at Westmere. The brief here was extend living area preserving the original heritage appearance of the building as it is part of a group of five former State Houses built between 1914 and 1915. Most of the authentic decorative elements such as mouldings, bulk heads, skirtings, gables, and window weights were restored.

Before extension, the challenging task of stabilising the foundation of the existing building was successfully addressed within tight constraints.

Connecting the new part of the house to the new one was a tall order, but we have successfully coped with this task. This distinctive feature of the house is expansive glazing in the extension area, which provides ample natural light and ventilation. This is a substantial re-build of an existing heritage house, blending modern functionality (contemporary ventilation system, Solar Panels, high-end kitchen materials and equipment, Halliday Baillie hardware) with the timeless charm of traditional architecture and breathing new life into this architectural gem.