Collie Street

Category: Residential

Location: Fremantle

Status: Completed 2005

Awards: RAIA (WA Chapter) Residential Award 2006


Project Team:

Michael Patroni

Dimmity Walker

Andrea Quagliola



ICS Australia


Aliocha Merker


Project Description:

The Collie St. Apartment refurbishment is situated in central Fremantle. The apartment is within a C1890’s building originally known as the ‘Oceanic Hotel’. The original building has undergone many changes over its lifetime including conversion to 6 strata titled apartments in the early 1980’s.

The refurbishment project relates to unit 6 on the first floor and involved, unusually, an addition to the exterior, the partial rebuilding of an original verandah over the footpath and significant remodelling of the interior.

The architectural concept was to replan the apartment in three main zones; living kitchen & dinning as one, bathroom, bedroom and studies another and balcony guests room and second bathroom as the third. Large-scale cabinetwork was used as the main ordering device, with several layers of fixed and operable screens to achieve environmental and privacy control.