Cardigan Street

2011 Stanmore, NSW

2011 Marrickville Medal – Commendation

We have altered this two bedroom 1911 Queen Anne period brick cottage to accommodate a family of six. We retained the existing front bedroom and converted the second bedroom into a bathroom, laundry and stair to two children’s bedrooms over.

A 2.2m wide space to the north of the house allows winter sun to penetrate each room. A deck wrapping the north-west corner is shaded by a large West Australian Pepper tree and cantilevered pergola. New openings, distinguished by clear finished timber frames, draw the garden into the living spaces.

2011 Marrickville Medal jury citation:

A freestanding Federation cottage with attic additions and alterations to the rear. Excellent sustainable practices such as recycling of timbers and bricks. Charming garden and courtyard which is brought into the house by clever sliding doors and large simple picture window. Pleasing use of colours, forms and materials, to create a sense of sanctuary. Commissioning of artists to contribute to the meaning of the place.




Green Magazine 2011

Project Team

Sam Crawford, Jane Crawford, Miles Heine, Leanne Borg, Wendy James


Structural Engineer: Partridge Partners

Surveyor: Mitchell Land Surveying
Quantity Surveyor: QS Plus


Isaac Sarty with owner


Sam Crawford, Amy Leenders


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