Parkway Avenue House
The existing building was a 1930s heritage-listed house in a conservation area of Newcastle. While the original house was relatively modest in size, a number of alterations and additions over the next half century saw it become a sprawling and disconnected four-bedroom and four-bathroom house. The clients approached Liquid Architecture wanting to reconfigure the house, while re-establishing the original elegance of its art deco era.
As the exterior of the house was protected by heritage restrictions, council enforced that the street elevation was not to be altered in any way. The works were then limited to the reworking of interior spaces. The reconfiguration created a house of five-bedrooms, three bathrooms, a four-car garage and multiple living areas with a kitchen that takes a central position within the plan. The refurbishment of the original curved stair and a consideration of colour, texture and style means that the new and modern interior works aren't detached from the house's original, yet refreshed, exterior.