Alteration and addition to rebuild, extend, lower down and open up the existing living areas to the rear of the house, a complying development approval project is completed. Also included:

  • A new ensuite to the existing master bedroom
  • A new main bathroom and laundry with guest powder room
  • A new rear deck
  • A new utility/study room
  • All whilst maintaining 3 bedrooms


  • Lowering and extending the larger living, dining and kitchen area — brought down these spaces closer to the lower level of the rear, well established garden and provided much higher ceilings.
  • New rear deck — improved the connection to the garden with stairs that integrated into this outdoor space and other unsued outdoor areas to the rear of the existing garage with a BBQ and outdoor shower.
  • Ensuite — improved amenity and space for the existing master bedroom.
  • Strategic skylights — brought in light to the entrance and hallway.

All achieved designed around complying development code — which gave certainty to the design, speed of delivery and a reduction of authority fees.

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Complying Development
Alteration & addition
Franklin Street
Chifley NSW 2036
Randwick Council jurisdiction

Photographer: Estefania Turner

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Bronte Beach duplex with spacious attics - street view at dusk


Bronte Beach duplex with spacious attics

These duplex houses each has a lane-way access garage, separate from the main house, with an attic studio on top. Each of the main dwellings also has a large attic.

This was an unusual two stage approval process:

1. A Complying Development approval allowed the construction of the two semis with garage including its studio on top
2. A subsequent Development Application approved a large roof attic over each of the main dwellings.

Two new luxury duplex houses, each with: 2 levels plus an attic, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a garage with attic studio
Read Street, Bronte
Complying Development plus Development Application approval
Waverley Council jurisdiction

Photographer: Andrew Sheppard

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