Bouwman House

Wan Country / Haberfield, NSW

Graceful curves of off-form concrete.

Bouwman House

2018 Wan Country / Haberfield, NSW

Bouwman House comprises alterations and additions to a 1914 Federation Style house in the Conservation Area of Haberfield, an original Sydney ‘garden suburb’. A problematic 1990s addition has been removed and spacious and contemporary living spaces added: open plan kitchen, living and 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.


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


CCAA Case Study, May 2018
Daily Telegraph, July 2018
Houses Issue 125, December 2018
ArchDaily, April 2019
Dwell, April 2019
The Local Project, November 2019

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