Roseville House

Cammerai & Darug Country / Roseville, NSW

Interventions provide contemporary amenity and heritage integrity.

Roseville House

2020 Cammerai & Darug Country / Roseville, NSW

Mayrah was built circa 1920 for Annie Maria and Victor Aveling. The name Mayrah, may have been drawn from a Wiradjuri word meaning ‘wind that blows the winter away’. 

Mayrah was built on a large lot that once included a tennis court and extensive grounds, but has since been sub-divided. It is listed as a heritage item of local significance in the Ku-ring-gai LEP, and forms part of the Clanville Heritage Conservation Area. According to Weir Philips Heritage, the house is best described as an early Interwar Free Style dwelling, drawing inspiration from the Federation Arts and Crafts Style and the Classical Revival Style. It is an unusual design, with some fine timber-lined interior spaces.

Our interventions sought to provide contemporary amenity, whilst maintaining an understanding of the integrity of the heritage item, and the ongoing history of the dwelling. A restrained material palette was selected to amplify the historic qualities of the house.

Project Team

Sam Crawford, Renata Santoniero, Anna Paton, Ken Warr, Annie Vu, Sofia Nay


Alpine Designer Homes

Consultant Team

Structural Engineer – Partridge
Planner – James Lovell & Associates
PCA – Vast Certification
Quantity Surveyor – Z & L Consulting
Heritage Consultant – Weir Phillips Architects
Landscape Architect – Site Design Studios
Joinery – Coreli Joinery


Ku-ring-gai Council


Mayday Media