Houses — Birchgrove House

Birchgrove House

Warren Long
O'Hearn Consulting
Brett Boardman


  • Featured in SMH Domain, "Great Designs, Tight Budgets", January 2011
  • Featured in Design Hunter, “Strking geometry for modern take on old miners cottage”.
  • Houses, April 2011
  • ArchitectureAU, “Emili Fox and Conrad Johnston of Fox Johnston”, January 2012

Located in a conservation area on the Ballast Point Peninsula, the project brief requires additional space for a growing family of four.

A single storey wing is inserted into the rear embracing a central courtyard. A permeable bridge floats over an elongated pond and connects old and new. This new ‘living’ wing provides separation from sleeping spaces in the old shell – its roof manipulated to allow northern light to penetrate the space.