Bouwman House

2017 Haberfield, NSW

2018 NSW Australian Institute of Architects – Shortlist
2018 Houses Awards – Shortlist

The Boomerang Street House is a recently completed alterations and additions to a 1914 Federation Style house in the Conservation Area of Haberfield, an original ‘garden suburb’ now part of the Register of the National Estate of Australia. A problematic 1990s addition has been removed and spacious and contemporary living spaces added: open plan kitchen, living & dining room, media room and attic conversion. Graceful curves of off-form concrete are revealed in views through and past the original building, opening to a minimalist courtyard garden and extension to the rear. A low-ceilinged garage in the corner of the very large block has been repurposed into a vaulted cabana space, deliberately contained to create a sanctuary and recreation area adjacent to the pool.




CCAA Case Study, May 2018
Houses Issue 125, December 2018

Project Team

Sam Crawford, Antonia Frey, Zoe Fitzherbert-Smith, Ken Warr, Madeleine Rowe, Matthew Bolton


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Consultant Team

Geotech Engineer – JK Geotechnics
Landscape Consultant – Christopher Owen Landscape Design
Mechanical Engineer – ARUP
Structural Engineer – Cantilever
PCA – Hackett Certification & Fire Consulting




Brett Boardman


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