Darlinghurst Warehouse

Gadi Country / Darlinghurst, NSW

Dramatic conversion of industrial spaces.

Darlinghurst Warehouse

2015 Gadi Country / Darlinghurst, NSW

Intelligent planning to maximise sun penetration and flexible living was required for this very long, narrow site in the heart of Darlinghurst. It was previously a commercial garage bounded by terrace houses on all sides.

Heritage constraints required the street-front room to retain its existing ceiling height, and the façade was similarly protected. Together they conceal from the street the drama of the converted spaces beyond.  Visitors are launched into a tall, light-filled living space, lit by an internal courtyard that brings a glimpse of green into a very urban context.


2016 Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms Awards (Finalist), Best Kitchen category


Homes April 21, 2017

Project Team

Sam Crawford, Zoe Fitzherbert-Smith, Charlotte Evans


Michael Downing Constructions

Consultant Team

Land Surveyors – Paul A. Lawson
Structural Engineer – Waddington Consulting Pty Ltd
Landscape Architect – Always Greener Landscape Designs
Geotechnical – Douglas Partners
Hydraulic – ITM Design
Heritage – Zoltan Kovacs Architect
Joiner – Squarepeg
Lighting – LPA


Craig Greenhill: Saltwater Images


City of Sydney