Castlecrag Residence

Lead DesignerClinton Cole
Prize(s)2nd Place in Architecture Categories / Renovation
Entry Description

At the Castlecrag Residence, a cellular and inward-looking mid-20th century brick bungalow has undergone a dramatic transformation to a sustainable home for a modern family. Clarity of planning places private bedroom spaces on the first floor and public living and social spaces on the ground floor. The Kitchen has become the pivotal room in the house, connecting indoor living spaces and extending out to a double-volume outdoor living space that leads down to the garden. High level glazing allows northern light into the heart of the home, and through the double height stair hall to the entry. The house opens to a generous garden to the north while the neighbours on three sides are visually screened by a timber pavilion creating a peaceful oasis within a dense suburban context for the Clients and their young family.


CplusC offers a specialised design, construction and service – we are architects who build our own projects. From the initial client brief, through to design, project management and construction, the practice is committed to a well-crafted, sustainable and innovative design outcomes. We consider design and construction as mutually inclusive.

Founded in the late-90s, the studio has a simple ethos –deliver exceptional outcomes by taking full control and responsibility for both the architectural design and the construction of each project we are involved. The practice employs a highly regarded team of architect’s who are trained in-house under the guidance of Architect/Builder and Director, Clinton Cole to work as construction managers and contract administrators during construction in addition to bringing our construction team into the architectural design process to ensure buildability and cost affectivity are achieved. CplusC has the unique ability to manage the project’s budget and program throughout the design process giving clients assurance and security to a service that traditionally takes little responsibility for budget outcomes. We eliminate the need for a third party and provide everything from project management, full design services to a completed project.

It is this collaborative and holistic approach that has enabled CplusC to deliver the highest quality projects acknowledged for through industry awards and reviews for over a decade.