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Balmain Architects & Designers

Explore Balmain design and architecture projects that combine the heritage charm with contemporary design for some of Sydney’s most desirable homes.

Heritage roots meet contemporary design in the harbourside suburb

From its working-class roots in charming workers cottages that dot the harbour foreshore to expansive, contemporary designs – Balmain is a curious mix of old and new. Spawned from industrial roots, Balmain boasts a unique and undeniable charm that effortlessly exudes affluence.

The quaint, leafy streets of the peninsula suburb are today a far cry from the working-class roots that spawned those working cottages some two centuries ago. Today, Balmain is a desirable destination for young professionals, families, and those looking to escape the bustle that we usually associate with inner-west living.

For our team of Balmain architects and designers, the suburb presents and intriguing and exciting opportunity to blend old and new in a way that pays respect to the past. Through careful negotiation of the suburb’s heritage status, our goal is to create spaces that pay respect to Balmain’s rich past, while adding those essential modern-day comforts that allow us to fully enjoy these spaces.

Award-Winning Balmain Architects

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Residents: 10.4k

Dwellings: 5.2k

Architectural Style: Workers Cottages, contemporary extravagance, Victorian, sandstone, and industrial properties

Balmain profile: One of Sydney’s most prized postcodes, Balmain offers the feel and comforts of a close-knit local community without sacrificing on location and convenience.

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Crush Architecture is a Sydney-based architecture and design firm that specialises in residential, commercial, and development projects. Founded by Carlo Russo, our team is comprised of a team of creative pragmatists who tackle a broad range of architectural challenges through collaboration.

As a team, we are united under three shared values that we carry into each and every project.

1. To make a positive impact on the environment that we share

2. The create a clear connection between past, present, and future

3. To challenge the construction industry to make future-forward decisions that positively impact our communities.

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When it comes to combining passion with work, Balmain residential architecture projects are the quintessence of doing what you love. We take a considered and collaborative approach to find out what matters most to you to bring your unique vision to life.

Balmain is in the midst of a commercial renaissance. With a reputation for some of the most exciting eateries in Sydney, we partner with commercial clients across retail, hospitality, and so much more.

With housing demand in Sydney (and the Balmain area) skyrocketing, we are excited to be working with local developers to create future-first projects that link old with new through considered, community-minded design.

We work with local council partners across the Inner West across a range of architectural and design projects that promote community values and encourage connection through space.