Laurieton, NSW. Australia
Alterations, additions and infill development
FORMER POST OFFICE AND POST MASTER’S RESIDENCE
The former postmaster’s residence and adjoining former post office are believed to have been constructed c1890. Both locally listed heritage items they served the community in their postal capacity until 1990 when a new post office was constructed within Laurieton and they were subsequently sold to a private owner.
The proposal, prepared by McNeill Architects, was for a three stage development - Stages 1 and 2 being alterations to the rear of the former post master’s residence. This required removal of the existing kitchen, bathroom and laundry and constructing additions comprising kitchen, bathrooms, laundry, dining and living area, covered deck, a detached double garage for resident parking and an additional off-street car space and driveway. These works were required to make the residence more family friendly and functional and allow better use of the large yard.
This work also included rebuilding of the front verandah which had become unsound.
Stage 3 was for construction of new commercial premises, an infill development, consisting of two shops with amenities and off-street carparking for customers and/or tenants.