Leichhardt House | Porebski Architects

Leichhardt House | Porebski Architects | Photographer: Tom Ferguson

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Leichhardt House | Porebski Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Gadigal and Wangal peoples

New South Wales

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
Pamment Projects
Tom Ferguson
Project summary

Porebski Architects has transformed an 1882 workers cottage into a contemporary home in the heart of Leichhardt, Australia. The Leichhardt house is a perfect blend of style, comfort, and functionality, with a focus on open-plan living and indoor-outdoor connections.

The design takes advantage of the fall across the site to create a variety of volumes as you meander from old to new.

The new extension features exposed timber beams, off-form concrete and stone that features as a separating wall between the kitchen and family room.

The use of high-quality materials and innovative building techniques including feature skylights over the kitchen and family room, large windows that allow an abundance of natural light to enter the space, while cross-ventilation helps to reduce the need for air conditioning.

The design of the Leichhardt Park House represents a high standard in modern living, offering a harmonious balance between functionality, comfort, and aesthetics.

New South Wales Jury Presentation

We trusted Porebski Architects’ judgement, and this led to great results with materials we had not thought off (off-form concrete in particular).

They transformed an 1882 cottage into a modern-day house that flows seamlessly together. We were surprised how all the little details make a big difference to the aesthetics and enjoyment in terms of liveability, wodnerful spaces, light and access to the outdoors.

The design was very well documented. This minimised our risk but also made for an enjoyable design and construct process and ensured a strong working relationship between all parties. What a way to deal with Covid.

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Leichhardt House | Porebski Architects | Photographer: Tom Ferguson

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