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Federation Home


Winner: Most Innovative Use of Brick
Winner: Peter Jackson Design Pty Ltd

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Hardran Industries
Brett Holmberg

Federation Home

The project comprised extensive alterations and additions to an existing brick Federation style house in the eastern suburbs which is subject to the controls of a Heritage Overlay. External paint finish was removed to reveal the original red brickwork and decorative details that are typical of houses of this style.

In accordance with acceptable heritage conservation principles, the junction of old and new fabric is visible upon close inspection only, having been carried out in matching red brickwork and showing that older, more specialised bricklaying skills are alive and well.

Similarly, appropriate brick detailing has been carried through to the landscaping elements such as the borders of formal garden beds and the brick fence.

The craftsmanlike approach is commendable and has allowed the old house to be brought back to life as a grand Federation residence in an area known for such historic building stock.