Barbara Tarnawski Architects
Barbara Tarnawski architects is a creative design practice focused on quality residential design. The firm’s projects range from minor alterations to large luxury homes and apartments where we aim to achieve buildability and cost-effectiveness. Our architectural designs are highly crafted, individual and personal, responding to the site, its climate and the current and future requirements of the development. Ecologically sustainable design underpins our work providing long term comfort with financial benefits. Clients are encouraged to be involved throughout the project, so that the building experience is a rewarding and satisfying one.
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Bowen Mountain, 2009
An exclusive mountain Eco-retreat consisting of a main pavilion and luxurious private cabins located in a unique bush land setting. The retreat has been designed with environmentally sustainable design principles utilizing solar power, hydronic floor heating, recyclable materials and passive solar design. The layout is simple, flexible, providing a selection of indoor- outdoor spaces that easily combine in response to the seasons and use.
Blue Mountains, 2010
This home has been designed with a distinctly Japanese feel with magnificent views available from every room. This home has been highly crafted utilizing natural materials such as stone and recycled timber. Large recycled timber posts and beams have been specially selected for each room and have been designed around traditional Japanese screens and panels. The intention is to create a calming retreat away from the city and attention to detail has resulted in a quality home built to last generations.
This 1920s California bungalow has been extended, with a focus on relaxed family living and alfresco entertaining. The living spaces have been designed around an internal entertainer’s courtyard which maximizes northerly sunlight and creates a sheltered outdoor dining area. The back of the home has 3 double doors that open up to create a seamless flow between the indoor and outdoor areas and allows for the sea breeze to flow through the house. The traditional front portion of the home has been modified to incorporate 3 bedrooms, a study and two bathrooms whilst retaining original period detailing.