Springdale House | Rothelowman

Springdale House | Rothelowman | Photographer: Dave Wheeler

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Springdale House | Rothelowman

Traditional Land Owners
Darramuragal People

New South Wales

Interior Architecture
BlackDev Pty Ltd
Dave Wheeler
Project summary

The Springdale house brings a 1970 Anchor Mortlock Wooley house into the 21st century through a sensitive design approach to adapting existing spaces, and applying a new layer of design and finishes that enhance existing forms and finishes. A young family brief sought to update the building to a new generation, only the second family from the original owners who commissioned, and built the home designed for them by family friend Ken Wooley. Details on the new joinery and interior spaces focus on natural tones and textures that combined with the existing textures to create a rich and lively family home, that is robust and designed for a young and growing family to inhabit and enrich the day to day.

New South Wales Jury Presentation

We had always had a love for the modernist houses and the quality of their light and connection to the landscape. The opportunity to revitalise a home as only its second owner allowed us to highlight the original positive factors, but bring the new ways of the way we live as a family. Adapting the house to entertain a large extended family, the new rooms suit our lifestyle and will hopefully long into the future.

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Springdale House | Rothelowman | Photographer: Dave Wheeler

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