Hamilton House


This original Queenslander home, built in the 1890s, was fully renovated and extended. Typical exterior features such as the verandah, awnings and gable details were retained, while inside carved arches and timber fretwork also bear witness to the home’s former charm. The broad arched doorway now marks the transition point between the old house and its modern addition, which opens to the garden with a lap pool and spectacular city views.

Filled with light, the house now radiates in a crisp white hue, while red accents bring life, and the timberfloor adds warmth to the otherwise reduced colour palette. The clean lines in the kitchen and bathrooms, as well as the unpretentious elegance of the furniture, generate the feeling of timeless modernity.

Photography: John Downs, STS Archive
Artworks: David Hinchliffe