Sliding cavity doors and awning windows from Architectural Window Systems (AWS) were installed in an old heritage home in Rosebery, NSW to better connect with the modern extension.

The owners of this old heritage home located in inner Sydney wanted to add another level and an extension to achieve a modern look without losing the heritage vibe. While the street-facing facade retains its traditional character, the new extension adds a lively dialogue to the story of the home. 

Featuring a luxurious material palette, the building incorporates white pillars next to the soft-tone timber deck and swimming pool, while an open space leads from the lounge to the alfresco area and pool. AWS’ Designer Series 618 MAGNUM sliding cavity door was used to seamlessly connect this open area to the outdoors, with the heritage ambience flowing into a more modern feel outside.

Elevate Series 456 commercial awnings were installed with electric winders in the void area to allow hot air to escape. The awning windows have a high water resistance of 450Pa, with their very low infiltration making them suitable for air-conditioned buildings. Electric winders can be integrated with in- home automation systems to allow windows to automatically vent based on temperature for passive home cooling.

Awning windows are recommended for homes because they can be left open during rains and also allow a constant controlled movement of air in and out of the home. The heritage home also has window flyscreens fitted behind awning sashes with winders.

AWS fabricator Architectural Aluminium ensured this home extension designed by Kollektive Design & Architecture achieved a seamless transition to the outdoor entertaining area.

Image: The Rosebery home (Photographer: Andrew Warn Photography)