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Contemporary Balmain Houses by Benn & Penna Architects


Sydney-based architectural practice, Benn & Penna Architects, has designed the Balmain Houses project. The luxury family home is located in Balmain, Australia. 

The design is for a new standalone pavilion and interconnecting awning that links two existing pavilions designed by Beverley Garlick Architects in 1993.


The owner of Balmain House said: “Our brief to Benn & Penna was to bring together two rather decrepit semis in a contemporary design that was sympathetic to our heritage area where there are quite stringent planning restrictions. We also needed a flexible design which incorporated both home and office spaces. We are thrilled at the outcome. The whole design and building process was carefully managed in a consultative fashion so that we finished with a building absolutely suited to our needs, with little cost overrun. Most importantly the houses are lovely to live in, light filled and angled to make the most of the view and the aspect. We love the feeling of space and that we have all this while treading lightly on the land.”

Images courtesy of Katherine Lu and Tom Ferguson


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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May 9, 2014 | Property | View comments

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