Design, Refurbishment

36 Underwood St, Paddington


36 Underwood St, Paddington


365 SQM


18 months over 2 stages (2.5 months CDC, 9 months DA)

Project Description

A stunning transformation of this terrace house within the heritage conservation listed area of Paddington marks the team’s 5th collaboration with our valued client.

Jensen’s approach of a two-staged project separating CDC and DA approval allowed for interior structural works to commence while waiting for DA/CC approval for the back half of the build.

In striving to transform an outdated Paddington terrace into a new home that exceeds the standards of a sophisticated Paddington buyer, Jensen worked closely with the client to develop a contemporary interpretation of a high-end luxury Victorian terrace. The design celebrates the heritage elements of the Victorian era building whilst showcasing a modern interpretation of a classical design.

Key Challenges
  • Excavated and altered the existing multi-tiered ground floor to a seamless one leveled living, dining & outdoor entertaining space.
  • Navigate challenging controls of planning authorities in order to fast track the building process by having CDC works approved first.
  • Providing rapid cost, planning and program feedback during our clients purchasing exclusivity period to de-risk the project.
This is now the 5th project Jensen has completed for us, and they never fail to impress. The brief was to turn a 1920’s unloved terrace in paddington into a stylish modern home. This required extensive structural work, internal builds - moving walls and a staircase, with a complete interior redesign. We had to touch every surface of the terrace. The complete transformation of the place, was done within 9 months, on time and on budget. The Terrace is now a modern, sun drenched, stylish, contemporary home. As usual, Jensen was brilliant to work with. We will never build with anyone else and you can quote me on that. Thank you once again, Jesse, Lochie, Victoria, Rael and Jensen team. You are all brilliant.
Richard & Sandie