Darkinjung Country

Although this modest renovation is effectively just a face-lift, the impact on the original brick-veneer, neo-Georgian home is by no-means modest. Blessed with a magnificent northern aspect on the water’s edge, looking across beautiful Woy Woy Bay into bushland, the home had everything going for it but the home. The impact is all the more impressive given that the works were deemed ‘exempt development’ and avoided the need for any development or building approval. Aluminum screens have been employed to create a veil around the upper level of the home,&together with new roof & wall cladding, disguise the outdated envelope beneath. Careful attention was given to frame views through the screens by use of deep aluminum plate reveals. The project is an exercise in judicious use of materials to achieve maximum impact.

Client Testimonial:

We have engaged True North Architects twice, once for a new garage and loft and most recently for an exterior renovation to our home. We were extremely happy with Angus’ design ideas. The planning process through council, for the garage, was very smooth thanks to Angus’ experience. During the planning stage & the build, Angus offered calm and considered advice. We are so pleased with the finished work and would highly recommend True North Architects.

Anne Maree & Paul Tonkin