Photographer: Pier Carthew
Stylist: Jess Kneebone

Artwork: Wyatt Knowles

‘Stewart’ celebrates the 1970s brown, brick-veneer, Brunswick house - a quintessential element of Melbourne’s built character that defines a period within Australia’s recent history but is yet to be recognised as having heritage value. 

The employed strategy focuses on a combination of new elements and light touch design interventions to provide significant impact. Internally, an intentional blending of new and existing conditions leaves viewers questioning where interventions begin and end.
This approach not only preserves the architectural significance and character but also considers the economic and environmental impact, proving that minimal intervention is a valid response in today’s climate. The success of the project opens doors for others by demonstrating the accessibility of thoughtful architecture. This impact extends beyond the immediate project - it begins to shape the potential future of surrounding suburbs as they evolve, recognising that their inherent value and ongoing contribution to our city is worth protecting.

We are an emerging architecture practice pursuing thoughtful and honest spaces through the celebration of design and everyday life.

 SSdH acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung & Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live and work on. SSdH © 2021