The Local Project: The Lincoln House by Kreis Grennan Architecture is the transformation of a dark and dilapidated one-storey terrace in the Sydney suburb of Stanmore into a beautiful modern three storey family home.
KGA wanted to create a space that was open and unconfined, a design brief that is quite rare amongst Sydney terrace homes. Initially a question was raised as to whether the clients should renovate the existing home or demolish and start again from scratch. KGA quickly discovered that the existing building had been unequivocally damaged by years of neglect. The existing structure could not be reused and all the timber had to be replaced. KGA decided to create a design that featured a limited renovation that would retain the traditional details at the front of the home, the majority of the existing walls and recycle the bricks.