Due to COVID-19 the 2021 Mosman Design Awards have been postponed until 2023

1 Thompson Street Mosman

ArchitectHampton Architecture

A previously modified inter-war bungalow, this project sought to rectify unsympathetic design changes and reinstate the historic character that had been lost in the home while introducing a soft contemporary internal finish. Removing the domineering gabled balcony and reinstating the entrance and verandah on the front elevation has restored architectural balance and greater historic accuracy to the dwelling and, with a complementary colour palette, the dwelling now offers an improved presentation to the streetscape.

Internally, the home has been redesigned into a clean sleek layout, using natural materials and a light relaxed colour palette. Historic character and sensitivity has been reintroduced into the home with timber dado rails, wall panelling and internal doors.

Hampton Architecture demonstrate their passion for design by creating beautiful residential developments and relaxed family friendly, practical homes that are based on strong spatial awareness and an understanding of the intrinsic relationship between architecture and interior design.


This sustainable project adapted much of the existing fabric and retained historic detailing including floors, ceilings, staircase and balustrade. Historic verandah tiles were discovered, restored and retained. The rear and reinstated front verandah provide passive solar shading, and solar panels and rainwater tanks serve the home and gardens.