Pigott Street, Dulwich Hill
This family home has been with the one family for 22 years and they have always been aware of the potential of the large, by Inner West standards, block. They have also been aware of the inherent qualities of the well preserved 1914 double fronted federation cottage.
It is in a heritage conservation zone opposite the beautiful Hoskins Park in an area becoming increasingly popular for its strong sense of community.
Our brief was to preserve the front of the cottage, create a link between old and new, and create a whole new contemporary space at the rear. Links to the yard are strengthened by a pool attached to the cottage – a rarity for Dulwich Hill.
Accommodation will comprise of four bedrooms plus one parents suite on the proposed upper floor, and two separate living areas.
Construction is primarily of ICF’s, an expanded polystyrene concrete filled blockwork. This material has excellent thermal properties, but also excellent acoustic shielding as planes do at times fly over.
Photo voltaic panels collect electricity with provision for battery storage.
Rainwater storage is underground, a part of the pool construction, with a capacity of 18,500 litres.
The best of the old and the new with construction due to commence in September 2017.