Stonewall House

Stonewall House


The principle focus of this project was to restore this classic mid century house built in the foothills around Adelaide in 1962. The original design intent of the house was relatively sound, it was oriented to maximise the spectacular views and the extensive use of locally quarried bluestone, combined with pink sandstone was truly unique. Our Clients came to us with an appreciation for the house’s architectural and historical value and their initial brief was simply to modernise the windows to insulate against the extreme Adelaide weather and take better advantage of the panoramic views.

Our approach was to work within the original footprint, combining the existing three small bedrooms into two larger bedrooms, a walk in wardrobe, generous storage and a light filled study with better connection to the open plan kitchen and dining. The cold and segmented mid-century windows were replaced with contemporary modern glazing to fill the home with light and greatly improved thermal performance. We also increased the opening to the main bedroom to capture the northern aspect with a box window that also created additional space within the bedroom.

In conceiving the palette and design details for the project, we were conscious of maintaining restraint. We worked with materials and colours that accentuated the link between inside and out and complimented the existing features, such as the stone blade walls. One of the most rewarding aspects of this process was in the rapport that we developed with the client resulting in entrusting us to create a holistic connection from architecture through to selection and curation of furniture and accessories throughout.


  Builder: Coachwood Construction

  Structural: Jack Adcock Consulting

  Landscape: Catnik Landscape Design

  Photos: David Seivers Photography

Paul and his design team had the creative vision and technical skills to transform our 1960's home to a contemporary mid-century modern design. We absolutely love it and now use every room in the house to its fullest. Paul is not only a skilled architect with a critical eye and attention to detail, he is a master at project management. It was stress-free for us. We were fully engaged in every aspect of the renovation. Thanks again.

Danny, Client

Working with Paul on the Mount Osmond project was a pleasure. His eye for detail and calm professional approach ensured a beautiful outcome. I highly recommend Paul and his team at Northern Edge Studio.

Cathy Apps, Catnick Design (Landscapes)