Made with Style

From the street frontage, this home appears solid, hunkering down on the site – a perfect match for the environment  in one of Newcastle’s popular inner-city suburbs of Hamilton East  – a neighbourhood mix  of industrial bordering on commercial and residential.

As the winner of the 2016 Newcastle Architecture Awards – Residential Architecture – New Houses Award, the home was pitted against quality and diverse residences – three of which were designed by the same multi-award winning architectural firm of SDA.

The standout features and the imaginative problem-solving design made it a worthy winner of this prestigious title.

Working closely with builder Guy Bunder of Made Architectural Constructions, SDA realised a shared vision for the triangular and severely constrained 200 square-metre site.

The final design solution combined an imaginative use of diverse materials creating a residence which invites you in to enjoy an interior with an industrial look, yet creates a warm and relaxing environment.

Dubbed the ‘Urban Eclectic House’, the home is unashamedly raw, and the material palette combines reclaimed brickwork with timber, Colorbond and concrete to create a home where internal and external spaces share the same material palette and where natural ventilation and light stream in throughout the day. At night, the mood changes to somewhat enticingly exotic…

Story Marilyn Collins.  Images Phil Stefans.