Residential architecture with a client focus on Sydney's North Shore.

DCA engages in a collaborative way with clients and is passionate about delivering houses that are individual and distinctive. He believes his client is the most important factor in a project and during the design process his client desires are invited and respected.

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Naremburn House 3

Project Team Darren Campbell Consultants Builder:  Dalfisk Constructions Engineer:  Cardno (structural), StormCivil (stormwater) Site details Location:  Naremburn Site area: 483m2 Type:  Alterations and additions Project details Status:  Built Design, documentation:  6 months Construction:  6 months Details: The alterations and additions to this free standing cottage in Naremburn were not extensive but simply aimed to: (a) Include a living space that connects with the outdoor space at the rear of the property (b) Re-plan to improve the function of existing kitchen, dining, bathroom and laundry (c) Provide an additional bedroom and study loft...

Wahroonga House

Wahroonga house Located in the leafy northern Sydney suburb of Wahroonga the house presents as a single storey to the street and is accessed via a walkway bridge through a stand of native gum trees.  The site falls away from the street and visitor enter on the first floor level of the front pavilion.  They are met with a two storey light-filled living space and views to a private landscaped courtyard below. A large and meandering swimming pool is the focus of...

Naremburn House 2

In this project, the owners decided to renovate rather than demolish this timber cottage in the Naremburn Conservation area.  Previous changes to the old house over the years pushed it far beyond the point where faithful restoration was a feasible option.  The original verandah was enclosed, some internal walls removed and an addition constructed with oddly pitched roofs.  The interior spaces had no relationship with the private rear courtyard. A loft addition relocated bedrooms and a bathroom above the rear of...

Castlecrag House

Project Team Darren Campbell Consultants Builder:  Krslovic Homes Engineer:  Partridge Partners (structural), StormCivil (stormwater) Landscaping:  JCA Landscape Architects Town planning:  Colston Budd Hunt & Kafes Site details Location:  Castlecrag Site area: 762.5m2 Type:  Alterations and additions Project details Status:  Built Design, documentation:  6 months Construction:  10 months Details:  This site on Edinburgh Road Castlecrag is advantageously located adjacent to a bushland reserve that runs from Edinburgh Road down to the Sugarloaf Bay with magnificent water views. Constructed in the 1950s the house is one of many red-brick and terracotta-roofed houses scattered through this locality. Its particular...