Palm Tree House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Palm Tree House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects


Located in the well-established suburb of Vaucluse on Sydney’s South Head Peninsula, Palm Tree House has been resurrected from its bungalow origins as a home wholly aligned for contemporary living. Embracing its sunlit marine context, the cottage is a culmination of nostalgic domestic silhouettes, light-drenched spaces of soaring dimensions and a restrained sense of aesthetic clarity.

After a recent renovation that makes the most of its iconic views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Palm Tree House has been reinvigorated through a sensitive process of retention and innovation. The street facade has been whitewashed into crisp newness. A new metal roof is reminiscent of the original while introducing modernity, and timber detailing has been reinstated to the west-facing window sun hoods. Against a backdrop of verdant new landscaping and a quintessentially domestic white picket fence, the home remains true to its history without compromising on 21st century good design measures.



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