Sewell Street | ST. HELIER STUDIO

Sewell Street | ST. HELIER STUDIO | Photographer: Ben Delfs

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Sewell Street | ST. HELIER STUDIO

Traditional Land Owners
Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar Nation

Western Australia

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
Art Building Pty Ltd
Ben Delfs
Project summary

The limestone and iron Federation cottage was built in the 1890s and is listed as a Category B heritage building. The home is one of a pair of semi-detached worker’s cottages that are asymmetrically planned and was in a state of disrepair. It was our goal to preserve as much of the existing home as possible, both from a heritage and sustainability perspective.

A contrasting rear extension was created, to clearly define the old and the new. The extension is refined, linear, and modern. Materials that evoke memories and reflect Fremantle’s industrial heritage were used to create a connection between old and new. Fine steel doors, timber lining boards, and recycled bricks are a nod to the location.

A meticulous and extensive restoration has given the Fremantle home a second lease on life, and it is now ready for the next 100 years.

ST. HELIER STUDIO has breathed new life into our heritage home. Our home has been re-designed to utilize every inch of the small block, creating a variety of spaces, each with its own characteristics. Internally, soft materials create a calm atmosphere and make the home more inviting.

We have developed a closer relationship with our neighbours as a result of the renovation – we are now well known in the neighbourhood!

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Burdett and Goodison Structural Engineers, Structural Engineer
New Grade Landscapes, Landscape Consultant

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Sewell Street | ST. HELIER STUDIO | Photographer: Ben Delfs

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