This heritage listed house, Circa 1860s is called ‘Lovell Cottage’. The house has a simple symmetrical form, steeply pitched gabled roof with pair of gable dormer windows to the front facade.
Ryde council heritage architect’s concern to maintain the ‘integrity’ & ‘fabric’ of the original house ‘intact’ was addressed by developing and discussing initial sketches together with client.
The challenge was to develop a design that convinces the council and is suitable to client as well. The end result was a ‘sensitive’ and ‘creative’ design with ‘innovative’ use of modern building fabric like glass, steel combined with fresh finishes and colours. The style was a close reflection of the original house, it retained a clear visual distinction rather than attempting to blend new and old together.