This beautiful Paddington Terrace was originally four individual apartments and we were given the task of converting the entire building into one residence. Working with the designers CM Studio this was quickly realised that this project would be a special build.
With the hero features such as the use of Carrara Marble throughout and the use of Brass fixtures and fittings this was truly a luxury terrace home. Steel Windows and doors were introduced in the new extension of the house with Timber windows used in the heritage portion of the house.
The joinery was a major feature in the build and design with again the use of stone benches and brass detailing. With this bespoke joinery came an enormous amount of detail down to the last scree, even the hanging rails in the wardrobes were inlaid in brass.
The build had some challenges also with a nearly a 100-year-old building the structure has some issues. The brickwork was crumbling with the absence of the old lime mortar, this all had to be rebuilt. The existing structure was under pinned and the two-storey residence was suspended temporarily whilst the new structure was built below. Being set below a busy Paddington St the building had a steady ingress of water that had no doubt been a constant for many years. The solution to this was that the entire sub-basement area was removed and replaced with a concrete slab with a 2.0m high concrete wall to the perimeter which resulted in a watertight solution.
Working side by side the Architects a fantastic result was achieved, and the project completed in 15 Months.
Master Builders Award NSW
Excellence in Housing Award 2018
Needless to say this project enjoys the best quality of building work on any project we have ever completed. We had undertaken 5 new build and 4 extensive renovations before embarking on the Paddington project and this has been the smoothest. This is a credit to the builder BAU Group and the Architect C+M Sutdio.