With only two Walter Burley Griffin homes in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, this Prairie-style home from the early 20th century was restored and extended by SRH Architecture. The original home’s distinctive broad roof and generous eaves were as appreciated as its fine decorative ceilings, bay windows and wide skirting boards. Sandstone balustrades framing the home’s deep porches to deflect the western sunlight were also some of the fine hallmarks.
SRH Architecture delineated the new in situ concrete and copper-clad wing from the Griffin’s distinctive pitched roof. And as the property connects to a rear laneway, the new two-storey wing ensures this original pitched roof can be easily seen from the laneway. Cranked to allow this, the organic-shaped wing benefits from the northern light, with deep steel portal windows to diffuse the light.