Hector Abrahams Architects - March At Home with the Architect


We will be visiting a house in Erskineville for our March At Home with the Architect tour.  

The project, 'Black Line House' has been renovated by Hector Abrahams Architects, a Sydney-based practice whose aim is to create liveable and accessible buildings that look great in their setting and age well.   They work with old and new, big and small, private and public buildings from all types of architecture.  Their particular focus is on the conservation, adaptation and re-use of buildings as well as the design of new buildings within a historic precinct.  

The house is a classic small two storey terrace house.  The client wanted to stay in this house but needed to create space for family living.  Being one of a terrce of four located in a conservation area, the house is part of a larger structure, so the changes had to work within what existed.  The house had already had many changes to it.

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NSW: Visit Tusculum House by Smart Design Studio

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The first Australian Architecture Association 'At Home With The Architect'for 2018, explores a residence designed by Smart Design Studio.

Tusculum House is an exciting renovation and extension of a turn-of-the-century terrace house in Sydney’s Potts Point.

The home focuses on a grand and gracefully spiralling stair that forms the pivotal junction of the old and new parts of the house. The staircase, spanning the width of the building, features delicate fan-like steel treads cantilevered from the central steel post and winding their way past six split levels, offset between the old and new sides of the house. The stair was conceived as the element that grafts the contemporary and new minimal structure to the refined, trimmed and formal older portion of the dwelling.

This house offers extraordinary spaces complemented by confident forms, understated design and exquisite detail so please join us in visiting this amazing house.


Established in 1997, Smart Design Studio is a multidisciplinary design studio of 40 plus staff offering professional services in architecture and interior architecture and design.

Smart Design Studio’s portfolio includes master-planning for urban centres, public and heritage buildings, multi-unit residential developments, private dwellings, retail and commercial fitouts, as well as product design.

William Smart is the founder and Creative Director of Smart Design Studio and is directly involved in every project, contributing at all stages from design to final delivery. His buildings have received critical acclaim, many prestigious awards and have been widely published in architectural and other publications.

As you explore the interiors and exteriors, discover through a conversation with William Smart, how 'Tusculum House' was conceived, designed and built.


Location: Potts Point, NSW
Please note that the address and meeting point will only be forwarded to ticket holders in the days immediately before the tour.
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Sunday 18 February 2018
Tickets: $35 (Early Bird) / $45 (Public) / $30 (AAA Members)

Don't miss your opportunity to experience this private residence, numbers are limited.

Book your place on the tour, click here.

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  • Article: Vanessa Couzens & Annette Dearing
  • Images: Interior views of Tusculum House Designed by Smart Design Studio (images source Smart Design Studio)