Sydney architects Tom Mark Henry adapted this terrace house in the inner-city suburb of Paddington to cater to the modern lives of a family of five. Dubbed Windsor House, the terrace house was built in the 1970s and had existing features the architects wanted to preserve, including a unique street presence, a central staircase and an open floor plan.
Aside from creating physical connections between this split-level terrace house, the stair also brings light into its centre. Tom Mark Henry restructured the basement to create space for a steam room, powder room, laundry and entertainment suite and extended the stair to connect to this new level.
The kitchen was then moved from one side of the house to the other to create an easy entertaining area that connects to the rear courtyard through 3m-high steel framed doors and also connects to the new lower level. The kitchen is at the heart of this terrace house and features a full suite of Fisher & Paykel appliances, chosen for their ease of use and streamlined aesthetic. The interior design is contemporary but in keeping with the original style of the exterior architecture, with a material palette that includes rendered walls, v-groove ceilings, timber joinery, limestone flooring, and ribbed glass to visually connect spaces.
The homeowners wanted to be able to live comfortably in the house and the furniture chosen is both contemporary and cosy. Windsor House is a modern terrace house that is family friendly and stylish.
Interior Architecture by Tom Mark Henry. Kitchen Appliances by Fisher & Paykel. Photography by Pablo Veiga. Styling by Atelier Lab. Build by CBD Remedial Construction. Kitchen Joinery by Original Kitchens. Soft Furnishings by Simple Studio. Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co. Production by The Local Project.