There is always something intriguing about houses set on battle-axe blocks as their lack of obvious street presence sets up a sense of anticipation on approach.

Designed by Sydney architects Potter & Wilson for clients who had lived on the site from the early 90s, the Balmoral House was a case of reinvention of an existing house that hunkered into the site rather than embracing it.


“The original house was unconventional for the area that was primarily Federation-style houses. Ours was a modern box from the early 1990s, architectural and of its time, but it no longer suited how we wanted to live,” the client says.

This article is a preview of ‘High Definition’ featured inside the latest issue of est magazine, Creative State of Mind

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