Framed by a glorious maple tree this 1910 built period house with its high-pitched slate roof and leadlight windows was a delight to extend. We were presented with a home the clients loved but had outgrown. The brief required a design that gave the family much needed space for their growing family but at the same time was sympathetic to its old-world charm.
No build is without its obstacles and it took a skillful design to work within the restrictions of a narrow block.
Works began with a partial demolition to the rear. Out with the old and in with the new. The new floor plan design involved converting the old kitchen into a new walk in pantry and a powder room. A ground floor extension was then added featuring a new spacious light filled open plan kitchen; dining and living area and white Victorian ash French doors with highlight windows was created; opening up to the Merbau decked undercover alfresco.
The existing first floor was extended further to create two spacious bedrooms for the family’s young children and parents were not overlooked with a new luxurious en suite for the master bedroom. The clever design also allowed for plenty of extra storage space to mum’s delight.
Attention to detail resonates throughout. The stunning white kitchen with its flecked marble bench top and herringbone tiled splashback contrasts beautifully against the organic Baltic pine floorboards that were matched to existing. Victorian ash timber casement windows and custom made doors, was the perfect finish in restoring this home to its former glory.
Externally, the second storey extension featured gable end and rough cast render to match existing façade giving this home great street appeal and making it ‘Picture Perfect’.