Alexandria House

A contemporary contribution to a conservation area

Project team:
Andrew Burns, Jordan Soriot

The Alexandria House comprises a new build contemporary terrace in a conservation area in Alexandria, Sydney.

The dwelling reinterpreted the familiar elements of terrace houses; party walls, vertically proportioned glazing and palisade balustrades, composing these in a contemporary manner.

The plan incorporated a central atrium space, flanked by skylights and providing natural light throughout the core of the dwelling. The stairs were arranged in sequence, enhancing the sense of scale within the interior and enabling a dramatic view through the three storeys of the dwelling.

An understated palette of light-toned oak floors, bagged and rendered walls, dark toned stonework and dark stained veneer provided a classic appearance throughout the interior spaces.

Hinged screens cloak the front elevation, mediating the interface with the street.

The stairs are arranged in sequence, creating expansive space within a compact footprint.

Layering is utilised to provide privacy and a sense of control of interior conditions.