Croydon Park Residence

Wan Country / Croydon Park, NSW

Sensitive extension accommodates multi-generational family.

Croydon Park Residence

Wan Country / Croydon Park, NSW

Croydon Park Residence, on the lands of the Wan clan, comprises significant alterations and additions to a single storey soldier settlement cottage. The brief was to refurbish the existing interior spaces to comfortably accommodate a multi-generational family, and extend at the back with new living and outdoor spaces.

Located in a heritage conservation zone, a sensitive rear extension was added, with a skillion roof that tilts up to the north, allowing sunlight to penetrate deep into the plan. The living space opens to a covered verandah which overlooks a new pool, positioned so that it is visible from the kitchen and dining room via a slot window.

Durable, robust and natural materials were selected for their thermal mass, and as a contemporary response to the heritage area of brick cottages. A neutral and calm palette allows the inhabitant’s daily activities and belongings to come to the forefront. 

Project Team

Sam Crawford, Benjamin Chan, Ken Warr, Christine Guan

Consultant Team

Structural Engineer – Cantilever
Hydraulic Engineer – InLine Hydraulics
Geotech Engineer – Sydney Geotech Consultancy
Quantity Surveyor – QS Plus
Heritage Consultant – Weir Phillips Architects
Landscape Architect – Spirit Level
Planner – ASquare Planning


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