A reworking of an existing heritage cottage, Darghan Terrace Glebe utilises a light and subtle palette to both infuse a natural connection and enhance a sense of scale. CM Studio overlays a series of well-conceived insertions and integrations that activate every available area of the site whilst creating an intimately private home.
In many residences set within inner-city suburbs, the challenge lays in increasing the quality of the offering whilst maintaining the original charm. Originally built as a workers’ cottage in Glebe, Darghan Terrace Glebe sees a restriction in scale that was once ideal for someone whose work was nearby. Now, as a reflection of increased densities within these inner suburban areas, the residence is home to a young family and needed to allow for a greater sense of expansion. Optimising the internal potential of the site whilst adding open floor space was key to CM Studio’s approach, where the team draws from previous experience within similar typologies.