Image 1: The Kitchen / Dining area in 'Collectors Cottage' in Bardwell Park, designed by Mark Szczerbicki Design Studio
On Saturday 11 August 2018 the sold out AAA Residential Bus Tour, set out from Customs House to explore contemporary homes in Sydney's inner west and northern suburbs.
Enjoying perfect blue skies tour participants got to explore the interiors and exteriors of four fabulous residential projects designed by:
- Mark Szczerbicki Design Studio
- Jason Blake Architecture
- David Boyle Architects
- Sam Crawford Architects
Midway through the tour participants were treated to a delicious three course lunch at Martha's in Castlecrag.
Below are some photographs of what was seen over the day.
HOUSE 1: 'COLLECTORS COTTAGE' - BARDWELL PARK
Designed by Mark Szczerbicki Design Studio
Image 2: Mark Szczerbicki explains the clients design brief for 'Collectors Cottage'
Image 3: A View through the Kitchen / Dining space towards the back yard at 'Collectors Cottage'
Image 4: The rear extension on 'Collectors Cottage'
HOUSE 2: 'NEWTOWN RESIDENCE' - NEWTOWN
Designed by Jason Blake Architecture
Image 5: Jason Blake discussed how his Newtown Residence gained an additional storey and extension at the rear
Image 6: A View of the rear extension to the Newtown Residence
Image 7: Kitchen / Dining space in the Newtown Residence
HOUSE 3: 'NORTHBRIDGE RESIDENCE' - NORTHBRIDGE
Designed by David Boyle Architects
Image 8: David Boyle stands at the entry to the Northbridge Residence and explains its planning
Image 9: Lovely views can be enjoyed from the Northbridge Residences elevated alfresco space
Image 10: View back towards the rear of the Northbridge Residence from the elevated alfresco space
HOUSE 4: 'THE BOWER' - MANLY
Image 11: Sam Crawford explaining the inspiration for The Bower
Image 12: The Bower reflects the influence of Balinese architecture and sits in a secret garden invisible from the street
Image 13: The living space of The Bower enjoys duel views of the secret garden and of Cabbage Tree Bay
Thank you to all the architects and their clients for generously opening the doors on their homes. A great day was had by all!
Keep your eye on upcoming issues of 'All About Architecture' for announcements about the next residential tour. Make sure you book tickets early - otherwise you'll miss out!
- Article: Vanessa Couzens
- Photographer: Vanessa Couzens