Jewel House

Jewel house is a rework of a very modest workers cottages in Central Orange. The site was quite constrained and only the front 2 rooms of the original cottage were worthy of retention, but retention ensured continuity of the historic streetscape in which the house sits.

Access to northern light and privacy was a key consideration in the design of new spaces which lead to the formation of a private walled courtyard. The courtyard privatises the indoor and outdoor space, and also serves to capture northern light by raising the ceiling to the north and bouncing western light into the interior via a high-level brick wall.

The interiors are served by very carefully designed veneer clad joinery to maximize storage space, and by lifting and folding the ceilings, the modest interior spaces feel generous and airy.

Architecture, Interior Design

Builder | L-Con Building & Construction
Photos | Tom Ferguson