This Warehouse-Turned-Modern-Home Celebrates Street Art

Australia-based Durack Architects recently converted a clothing warehouse into a new 3-bedroom home for a couple in Sydney. With a love of utilitarian warehouse buildings, the clients were adamant that the original industrial feel of the building remain present in the new space. However, the open layout of the warehouse was not conducive for a family home, and so the plan evolved to add structure and definition, centered around a U-shaped mezzanine.

Front entrance

living room

Living room

modern home

Living room

Durack Architects maintained the industrial aesthetic with exposed steelwork and timber joints, industrial grating for screens, and balustrades that are typically used as flooring in factories. Rumbled brass tap fittings and joinery handles add finer details to the overarching theme.

Living room

Living room

outdoor courtyard

Inner courtyard

All the communal spaces are wrapped around a protected and elevated courtyard. Adding this space allowed natural light to flood into the double-height interiors.

dining room

Dining room

Dining room

Dining room

Kitchen

Kitchen

Bedroom level

Bedroom level

Main bathroom

Main bathroom

Main bedroom

Main bedroom

Built-in nook

Built-in nook

Build-in table

Build-in table

Media room

Media room

Powder room

Powder room

Local artist Alex Lehours was commissioned to create a large piece of street art on the extensive facade overlooking Simpson Park to celebrate the diverse and creative community of St Peters.

Luke Durack of Durack Architects

Luke Durack of Durack Architects

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Vy Yang enjoys contributing to Design Milk, playing fetch with her goldendoodle Conan, and occasionally writing on her blog It’s After Five, her creative outlet to let loose on after she has left her regular 9-to-5 for the day.

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