Houses — Kensington House

Kensington House

  • Architecture Award - 2008 NSW Australian Institute of Architects Awards.
Oricon Developments
Partridge & Partners
Brett Boardman


  • Featured in Architecture & Design, “Fox Johnston use Austral Bricks’ clay bricks in award winning project", October 2008
  • Featured in Design Place, "Kensington House, NSW"
  • Houses, April 2011
  • ArchitectureAU, “Emili Fox and Conrad Johnston of Fox Johnston”, January 2012

Located on a level block in a conservation area of Kensington, the brief required additional living space for a young couple.

A single storey masonry addition was grafted onto the existing 1930s house, embracing a large garden courtyard. The roof of the new addition lifts up to the north to allow sun filtration throughout the space. Bathroom and laundry amenities were inserted into the remnants of the old house servicing both old and new.

A studio space at the rear – to be built at a later stage – is designed to be read as a continuation of this living wing, connecting garden spaces and embracing the northerly aspect.