In 2020, clients – a family with two young children – approached Studio Trudeau to upgrade a mid-1990s project home that now felt cramped and worn.

Rather than demolish the house and start again, we worked with the clients to keep and optimise the main house and its living, sleeping and study areas with some small but effective changes.At the same time, we framed the house with two contemporary volumes.

The first, to the north, replaces small garages with space for three cars and a workshop, all entered from the side – dramatically improving the house’s appearance from the street.  The other volume, to the south, houses a small self-contained apartment for guests, a large laundry and a luxurious master suite.

This in turn connects to an internal garden, safe from hard winter frosts, and an internal pool for year-round use. Finally, some 10-12 new trees will be planted across the site to provide shade in summer and a brilliant range of colours throughout the year.

Together, these changes create a luxury residence that frames a large garden, ideal for entertaining.


  • Architectural Design
  • Contract Administration
  • Construction Certificate (permit compliance)
  • Development Application (planning permission)
  • Heritage Impact Statement
  • Statement of Environmental Effects
  • Consultant Coordination
  • Client Advisory


DA submission.
View of the front elevation.
View of the rear elevation and side extension.
View of the side extension containing the indoor pool and garden.
View of the indoor pool.
View of the indoor garden.
Site plan.
Ground floor plan.
Rear elevation.

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We’d love to hear from clients interested in new build, refurbishment and conservation projects, whether in Australia or Europe.

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PO Box 1494
Bowral NSW 2576, Australia

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