A habitable home

Virginia Kerridge Architect wanted to carry out some minor alterations and additions to a house at Argyle Place, Millers Point, to make it habitable by modern standards while preserving the heritage of the building. But the job wasn’t as straightforward as it sounds! The house sits in a residential and maritime precinct of outstanding state and local significance which has changed little since the 1930s. The modifications needed both a City of Sydney DA and Section 60 application to NSW.


It’s a testament to the significance of the area and the age of the house that the DA and Section 60 needed a Statement of Environmental Effects and Heritage Impact Statement as well as an archaeological assessment of the site. Artefact were asked to carry out the Historical Archaeological Assessment as part of the process.


Thanks to the appropriate balance between heritage preservation and liveability, City of Sydney approved the DA so that Virginia Kerridge Architect could move forward with the renovation and refurbishment works.

Virginia Kerridge Architect are currently working on alterations which include an extension at the rear of the lower ground floor, and minor landscaping works. For updates see Virginia Kerridge Architect's website


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