Katoomba Affordable Residential project has revitalised an important, near-derelict, heritage landmark guesthouse on a street corner in the heart of Katoomba, Blue Mountains. The building has been transformed into vibrant residential accommodation of 16 one and two bedroom units over 3 levels for affordable housing and seniors living.

The redevelopment includes residential apartments with generous outdoor balconies and gardens and internal and external community spaces. An original Art Deco period curved brick facade has been preserved and integrated within the project to maintain an historic and distinctive street presence. A new light weight framed and clad building behind the brick facade is in keeping with the Art Deco heritage of the site and surrounding suburb.

The need and opportunity for this type of housing in the area was recognised by Uniting Care Australia who have developed the site and managed it to a successful completion. The building is an integrated and fully occupied part of the Katoomba community.