Who said big can’t be beautiful ?

Who said big can’t be beautiful ?

McCullum Ashby Architects was engaged to design a substantial residence on one of the premier streets of the Upper North Shore of Sydney. Telegraph Road Pymble contains many large homes set in well-established gardens. Many of these dwellings are heritage listed and in fact directly adjoining the site is a state heritage listed house “The Coppins” which was designed by the well regarded architect, Walter Burley Griffin (who was also responsible for designing Canberra).

The proposal involves the demolition of an existing single storey brick gardener’s cottage
and tennis court and construction of a new two storey home with pool and tennis court. The building
has been influenced by the adjoining Walter Burley Griffin architecture through the use of a heavy sandstone base
with a secondary first floor render and zinc cladding materials with a large sweeping low pitched roof line over.
The building has been separated into three distinct pavilions with lightweight connections between
each to reduce the overall scale of the grand home.

What results is a contemporary interpretation of a classic luxury home.

The Development Application was recently lodged with Ku-ring-gai Council and is within the area if Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan (Local Centres) 2012 (LEP) The Local Centres Development Control Plan (DCP). The property address is officially listed as 3 Graham St Pymble  and is currentlly listed for sale with Chadwicks Real-Estate.


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