‘We rebuilt the house from the ground up within these walls, including all new internal walls and roof,’ says Jeremy Bull, principal at Alexander &CO, of this impressive renovation project at Darling Point.
Although all the original detailing of the home had been physically lost over the years, the home’s 1940s heritage played a major role in establishing the character of this renovation. In fact, the intention for this project was to recreate a traditional ‘grand home’, complete with a cooking quarters, ballroom and sunrooms.
‘Our intention was to couple traditional detailing with contemporary, and bring back into the home some sense of storytelling within each room,’ says Jeremy. The various details, materials and nostalgic references throughout the interiors capture this feeling, while still embodying a sense of contemporary Sydney life.
Even though the interiors in this home are entirely new, they manage to offer a clear view of the property’s historic origins, without feeling antiquated. Jeremy says, ‘It is quite timeless in this sense. The combination of materiality and shadow is very elegant.’
The completed project perfectly balances elegance with amenity, to serve as a long term home for a couple and their three young children.