Blue Mountains, Sydney
Heatherton House is a small addition on the site of an existing Heritage property in the leafy Blue Mountains suburb of Blackheath.
The Heritage house, originally built in 1890 as a holiday house for the Bishop of Bendigo, is a beautifully kept example of a substantial Victorian Rustic Gothic residence and a key signature of the style of this region.
Our clients, came to us wishing to demolish and rebuild a garage addition that had been added to the site, desiring a space that could accomodate a garage, laundry and wet area facilities along with some additional sleeping quarters for guests. The challenge was to do this within the existing minimal envelope and to as much as possible reduce the footprint of the new build on the site and the character of the heritage property.
Currently under design development, we are exploring the potential of the tiny house movement and the use of tactile materials to create connection between old and new.