2027, DARLING POINT

Fig Tree

Queen Anne Heritage House Renovation.

The owners of this heritage house in Darling Point envisioned a Queen Anne revival with a modern twist. Their goal was to honour the building’s legacy, create more light, and infuse each space with soul. Balancing the needs of an active family of four, we aimed to integrate modern functionality while respecting the home’s historic character.

The transformation began with restoring the wrap-around verandah and creating a seamless indoor-outdoor flow. The kitchen was reimagined to reconnect the heart of the home, embracing the client’s love of colour and resulting in a unified open-plan area. With the original grand bronze fireplace in the middle, the conversational island bench stands central and proud, before the intimate lush green banquette dining nook which nestles into the bay window. A true entertainer’s house, the kitchen now boasts an efficient butler’s pantry, a monumental island clad with Rosa marble fluting and macaubus quartzite benchtops, antique mirror, and a bespoke bronze range hood. The reinstated ground floor now showcases rich Italian herringbone timber and tessellated marble tiles, while delicate orb pendant lights highlight the architectural details. 

Ascending the remodelled staircase, crowned by pastel glass balloon lights, leads to the serene main bedroom with a walnut veneer, aged brass accents, and ink-blue grasscloth wallpaper. The bespoke walnut joinery and luxurious walk-in robe enhance both functionality and elegance. In the ensuite, a reimagined layout with twin showers, ample storage, and duck egg blue tiles creates a harmonious blend of symmetry and colour.

The overall atmosphere of the home is one of warmth, connection, and refined beauty, perfectly balancing heritage charm with modern living.

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COLLABORATORS

Building by Centennial Trade Services

Joinery by ARC Furniture

Heritage consultancy by John Oultram Heritage & Design

Planning by Mason Architects

Photography by Natasha Lorenzen