Queens Park Residence by Studio Johnston

Queens Park Residence by Studio Johnston

Project: Queens Park Residence
Architecture & Interiors: Studio Johnston
Builder Ellis: Constructions
Structural: SDA Structures
Landscape: 360 Degrees
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photo Credits: Brett Boardman

A Federation bungalow in Sydney’s east becomes a garden sanctuary, with a series of new indoor/ outdoor spaces tailored to its sunny northeast aspect.

Queens Park Residence by Studio Johnston

The clients wanted space for a growing family, outdoor rooms, and separate guest quarters, without losing the essence of the existing Circa 1900 home. A new two-storey volume was grafted onto the rear of the Queens Park Residence, with a master suite above and living spaces below.

Queens Park Residence by Studio Johnston

A whole-of-site approach to the extension delivered light-filled rooms embracing the outdoors.

Queens Park Residence by Studio Johnston

Maximising daylight and airflow through the house dramatically reduced reliance on air-conditioning and heating.

Queens Park Residence by Studio Johnston

Old and new sections of the house hinge around a new internal courtyard that brings light and air deep into the plan. Living spaces open seamlessly to the garden, and outdoor rooms: a barbecue terrace, a play lawn, a discrete kitchen garden.

Queens Park Residence by Studio Johnston

A new central courtyard brings light and air deep into the plan.

Queens Park Residence by Studio Johnston

Traditional materials of brick, timber and steel are used in a strong composition, underscored by cantilevered concrete eaves which also counter the elements. A garage and guest retreat added to the rear lane fortifies the boundary and offers independent access for guests or grandparents.

Queens Park Residence by Studio Johnston

Queens Park Residence by Studio Johnston

Queens Park Residence by Studio Johnston

Queens Park Residence by Studio Johnston

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