Kensington House

Before - Original entry

Before - Original rear

Before - Original kitchen with north facing windows

Before - Original hallway servicing the wards

Eastern façade restored and framed by the original brick fence and garden

New single garage juxtaposed against the original but deliberately down played

An elegant colonnaded verandah from which to observe the world beyond

A serene entryway through the tranquil formal garden to the graceful 1930s bungalow

The delivery room transformed into the master suite with protected north facing windows opening into the rear courtyard

A glimpse of the formal sitting room (originally the nursery) from the entry hall

The elegant sitting room transitions effortlessly into the light-filled alfresco area

This original internal space of the building, now the alfresco sitting area open to the west with vented skylights above

A light filled alfresco sitting area elegantly carved out of the original building and visually connecting the dining and formal living area beyond

Smaller rooms were opened up to create an extended kitchen/dining area open to the north and a verandah to the west

New openings were framed in steel referencing the 1930’s art deco heritage of the building

A new north-facing verandah referencing the art deco style of the building and providing welcome respite from the north-west sun

Simple, sophisticated powder room


This 1930’s State Heritage listed suburban maternity hospital (formally known as Kensington Hospital) transformed with care and respect into a gentile spacious family home.