Datchett Street, Balmain
We thought we had a tight site last time we undertook a project in Balmain East, but this one trumps it. Like the last project, this one also has an original sandstone workers cottage to rejuvenate. The house hasn’t had much love and attention in many years but all that was to change.
Benn + Penna Architecture
This is a real new meets old project, the sandstone cottage is joined on the site by an off-form concrete rear two storey addition.
Newmark was the proud winner of a Master Builders Association excellence in housing award for this project in 2018
Like anything in Balmain East, access is tight, tight, tight and this one was no different. There are probably not many more difficult sites in Balmain. In addition we are also building on the boundary with a 2m deep excavation required which entails underpinning the neighbours house. Lucky we are good with neighbours (and they are good with us).