Balmain Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Balmain, a historic suburb in Sydney, is renowned for its charming heritage buildings and vibrant community. This eclectic area is perfect for new homes and architectural renovations that blend tradition with modernity. Balmain’s lively streets are lined with Victorian terraces, contemporary apartments, and trendy cafes, offering diverse opportunities for architects to create unique designs. The suburb’s proximity to the CBD, harborside parks, and cultural attractions make it a popular choice for families and professionals. With its unique blend of old and new, Balmain provides a captivating canvas for innovative architectural projects that celebrate its rich history and contemporary flair.

Homes from Balmain that have been previously featured on Lunchbox Architect

Balmain Houses by Benn & Penna Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Balmain Houses: Neighboring Family Homes Become Interconnected

Side-by-side homes owned by two generations of the same family get an addition that explores interconnectedness and independence.

Balmain House by Fox Johnston Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Balmain House: Generous, light-filled living spaces for a young family

Talk about a constrained site - this light-filled addition is a small inner city block sandwiched between 14 adjacent properties.

Balmain Sandstone Cottage by Carter Williamson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Rejuvenating a Sydney Sandstone While Respecting its Heritage Value

One of Balmain's earliest homes, a humble sandstone cottage, is renovated to reveal its inherent beauty - revealing layers of history.

Balmain House by Carter Williamson Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Rear Facade Playfully Filters and Disperses Light at Balmain House

Slabs of marble balanced between columns of concrete bounce and disperse light into the double-height living area of Balmain House.

Machiya House by Downie North Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

Clever Renovation to a Small, Corner Site in a Heritage Area

This home defies its tight site by using screening and careful window placement to grab light and views without exposing itself.

Balmain Rock House by Benn & Penna Architects (via Lunchbox Architect)

A Dramatic Concrete and Brick Addition to an Old Sandstone Cottage

Emulating the solidity of the original 150-year-old cottage, this concrete and brick addition is sure to be around in another 150 years!