The brief for this Sydney architect designed Lilyfield terrace renovation was to create indoor/outdoor living spaces inspired by Japanese architecture.  A “glass link” joins the old house to the new extension and features a Japanese garden to provide a sense of tranquility throughout the home.  The warmth of natural timber throughout the living areas contrasts beautifully against the modern black kitchen.  A servery from the kitchen to the covered deck allows for easy entertaining and a “home cafe” environment.  The high windows and light wells fill the living spaces with an abundance of natural light. The rear studio / guest wing features a Japanese bath.

WINNER – RAIA Award “Residential Housing: Best Alteration and Addition” 2017.

Client Review:

“We have used Davis Architects three times and in our minds Ed Davis is the best Sydney architect you’ll find. Ed takes time to understand your vision, drawing out what’s important to you in terms of form, function, light and air flow. We love his aesthetic, use of materials and creativity. Our home is now full of amazing details that reveal themselves as you enter the various spaces. Our visitors are in awe and we have such pride in what we’ve created with Ed. We’d be happy to elaborate further if you are considering Davis Architects for your next renovation or build”. Katrina Lindsay and Alex Gould.


Houzz Tour : Japanese-Style Courtyards Bring the Outdoors Inside (29/09/2016)

Daily Telegraph:  House Feature January 2017

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Architect: Ed Davis

Builder: Alan McKay ~ Built Rite

Engineer: Alba & Associates

Photographer: Ann-Louise Buck ~ Possum Creek Studios



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