Haberfield House

Lounge room and dining room
Deck and fireplace
Dining room and lounge room
Exterior; front
Lounge room posts
Swimming pool

Designed whilst at Sam Crawford Architects

Completed: 2010, Sydney Australia


2011 Houses Awards – High Commendation for House Alteration under 200 square metres


Houses Magazine, Issue 79, April 2011 (PDF, 2.5MB)


Builder: Tricon Constructions

Structural: Simpson Design Associates, Andrew Simpson

Landscape: Melissa Wilson Landscape Architecture, Glenn Murray

Sculpture: Morgan Shimeld, sculptor

Hydraulic: Northrop

Land Surveyor: Daw & Walton

Quantity Surveyor: Donald Bayley

Photography: Brett Boardman

Client Testimonials

“Max temp outside: 41c. Max temp inside: 29.5C. We feel lucky to live in such a clever house — thank you!”

— client Stephen (regarding ambient temperature inside the house without need for air-conditioning)

“I’ve been pondering why the house feels so comfortable so quickly — it doesn’t have any of the ‘don’t touch me I’m so new and special’ feel of a new house.

I think it’s the authenticity of the hand-made materials (concrete, timber - especially the recycled stuff that’s everywhere, steel); the simplicity of the colour palette (white and not much else) and the minimal number of mass-produced items.

All of it adds up to a house I feel like we’ve lived in forever because none of it is date-able. I suspect when forever comes, it will still feel comfortable for these reasons.

Love your work.”

— Stephen

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