old terrace house

Architect transforms an old terrace house into a spectacular four-storey home

PHOTO: When Clinton Cole was asked to redesign an 1890s two-storey in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs tailored to the needs of a young family with four children under the age of six, the father-of-three knew he was the man for the job.

An architect has transformed an old fashioned terrace into a luxury family home, complete with a rooftop spa, temperature-controlled wine cellar, 20-metre swimming pool and a car lift in the basement.

When Clinton Cole was asked to redesign an 1890s two-storey in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs tailored to the needs of a young family with four children under the age of six, the father-of-three knew he was the man for the job.

Mr Cole exceeded his clients’ expectations by turning the historic shell into a spectacular mansion known as the ‘House of Parts’, cobbled together from a mishmash of themes including caves and treehouses.

The result of the project – which ran from 2013 to 2014 and saw Mr Cole work 100-hour weeks – is a striking six-bedroom split over four storeys with an attic gym, landscaped garden, spacious sun deck and five bathrooms, one with a tub big enough to fit all four kids at once.

‘Maybe they’ve outgrown it by now,’ Mr Cole told Daily Mail Australia.

The dining room and entertainment deck run parallel to a 20-metre swimming pool (pictured) which reflects sunlight upstairs

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