Chimney House
Arque
Redfern, NSW, Australia

Words James Lyall Smith
Photography Tom Ferguson
Project Specification
Project Name: Chimney House
Project Type: Residential ,
Location: Redfern, NSW, Australia
Project Year: 2018 ,
Photographer: Tom Ferguson
Project Team: Emma Rees-Raaijmakers , Suzanne Green ,
Architects: Arque ,
Interior Designers: Arque ,

The Chimney House demonstrates Suzanne & Emma’s wonderful ability to transform an existing home through contemporary architecture whilst preserving the existing heritage fabric.

The Chimney House by Arque is located in the re-gentrified inner city suburb of Redfern. This inner city site, unusual in its size with an adjacent vacant block inclusive on the title, provided a fantastic development opportunity for the owners. As a couple with a well established art framing business and a passion for art, it also provided an opportunity for the home to be extended to become a gallery for their extensive and eclectic art collection.

As A Couple With A Well Established Art Framing Business And A Passion For Art

The existing terrace, the first in the longest intact heritage listed terrace row in the City of Sydney – Tamworth Terrace – presented a challenging planning exercise. However, the carefully considered yet ambitious design for the proposed infill was well received and supported by the City of Sydney Council.

Beautiful Sydney Homes And Houses Inspiration

The Chimney House by Arque is located in the re-gentrified inner city suburb of Redfern.

Chimney House By Arque Local Australian Sydney Design & Architecture

This new structure, addressing William Street, accommodates both on-site parking and a single one-bed apartment above, is dressed in a custom metal screen of bronze.

Creating A Spacious Living & Dining With Fireplace And A Large Eat In Kitchen Adjacent To A New Internal Courtyard

The existing terrace was the first in the longest intact heritage listed terrace row in the City of Sydney.

However, The Carefully Considered Yet Ambitious Design For The Proposed Infill Was Well Received And Supported By The City Of Sydne

The brief to extend the existing residence required a total reworking of the ground floor taking advantage of the double width site – creating a spacious living & dining with fireplace and a large eat-in kitchen adjacent to a new internal courtyard.

It Also Provided An Opportunity For The Home To Be Extended To Become A Gallery For Their Extensive And Eclectic Art Collection.

The courtyard is inspired by Italian artist and writer Giorgio de Chirico. This tranquil space is designed for chess and quiet time enjoyed in an abundance of reinvigorating natural light. The courtyard is framed by white walls, steel doors and a towering chimney, built elements that heighten the natural beauty of the magnificent fig tree.

Presented A Challenging Planning Exercise

The carefully considered yet ambitious design for the proposed infill was well received and supported by the City of Sydney Council.

The Brief To Extend The Existing Residence Required A Total Reworking Of The Ground Floor Taking Advantage Of The Double Width Site

Arque designed additional bathrooms and remodelled bedrooms that were added to the home, greatly contributing to the transformation of this inner-city terrace into a versatile home filled with joyous natural light.

The Existing Terrace, The First In The Longest Intact Heritage Listed Terrace Row In The City Of Sydney Tamworth Terrace
This Inner City Site, Unusual In Its Size With An Adjacent Vacant Block Inclusive On The Title

The courtyard is inspired by Italian artist and writer Giorgio de Chirico.

This New Structure, Addressing William Street, Accommodates Both On Site Parking And A Single One Bed Apartment Above
Unique Australian Sydney Kitchen Design
Design For The Everyday, Strive For The Extraordinary.

The Chimney House by Arque is a functional versatile home filled with joyous natural light.

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Published: 19 February, 2019

Photography Credit:  Tom Ferguson
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