Home' K and B : Kitchens and Bathrooms 2014 Contents 84 SCOOP Kitchens & Bathrooms 2014/15
JORGE HRDINA ARCHITECTS
The alterations and additions made to an existing Queen Anne Federation-style dwelling
built in 1894 embrace the modern while sensitively retaining and restoring the original
house. The main ensuite bathroom sits on the south side of the house, with floor-to-
ceiling windows allowing views of the vegetation beyond. It is in this room that an
original stone wall – seen in the mirror’s reflection – was demolished before being rebuilt.
Natural elements such as timber cladding further encourage the feeling of it being an
outdoor room, while Isernia stone flooring enhances the natural light that floods in from
the windows. The Neutral Bay residence was once the home of Grace Cossington Smith,
a pioneer of modernist painting who introduced Post Impressionism into Australia.
This home is in the running for a 2014 Australian Institute of Architects Award. Jorge Hrdina
Architects (02) 9929 9490, www.jorgehrdina.com .au; www.architecture.com.au.
Australian Style | Kitchens & Bathrooms
Links Archive Kitchens and Bathrooms 2015 Kitchens and Bathrooms 2013 Navigation Previous Page Next Page