homing instinct

Old meets new in this 1890s heritage terrace in Sydney’s inner east. But not too intimately – rather they brush against each other, with a clear distinction between the two. The words of UK art historian Roy Strong resounded in the owner’s mind when he began its renovation with architect Tom Ferguson of TFAD.

“Strong said of restoring heritage buildings, ‘There is a fair balance to be kept between conservation and mummification’,” says the owner, a self-confessed modernist. “I didn’t want to mummify the building.

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