Ballast Point House

Birchgrove, NSW
Timber Species
European Oak
Floor Stairs
Project Type
Miwa Design Vaughan Architects
Buildability Constructions
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The grand heritage home restoration of ‘Lerna,’ originally built in 1881-1882, breathes new life into Ballast Point House. The old and the new is cleverly united in the award-winning design by Vaughan Architects and Miwa Design.

Situated on a landmark site on Ballast Point in Birchgrove with desirable water, park and city views, the project extends its reach within a natural landscaped setting, including a new swimming pool. Two new contemporary pavilions adjoin the historical fabric of the home via a steel and glass link to the rear, while still allowing all facades of the heritage home to be viewed in its entirety from all aspects.

Winner of the 2014 Master Builders Association ‘Excellence┬áin Housing Award’ in the restoration category and┬áwinner of the 2017 Marrickville Medal for best development of a period home, this residential project sets a benchmark of the highest standard. Showcasing a range of materials, including steel, glass, off-form concrete, copper, timber and sandstone, this beautifully restored home and its historical heritage is truly enhanced and celebrated.

Tongue n Groove solid engineered oak floorboards in the Oslo colour, Eterno classic wire-brushed finish and Grande format feature throughout the interior and continue along the stairs for a seamless transition between levels. Oslo features a mix of soft grey and brown tones with an antique white-washed grain that highlights the unique texture of oak.