Our recently completed residential project, set within picturesque Middle Park, transformed an existing double-fronted weatherboard into a 2-storey, 4-bedroom family home.
The project consists of a series of complementary contrasts: the delicate light detail of the retained heritage façade against the contemporary colorbond and light face brickwork to the new extension; the original ornate features and high ceilings of the retained bedrooms against the intimate textured-orientated first floor master bedroom suite; and the lightness and texture of the living zone against the dark timbers and feature bulkheads in the kitchen.
The hub of the home is very much the living/kitchen space – set down from the existing house level to maximise volume whilst staying within the heritage overlay height limitation, with access passing by the feature cantilevered stair, the space is connected to the outside through a series of courtyards and skylights, which flood natural light into the heart of the home.
Working collaboratively with the client appointed builder, One Construction Group, the project ran relatively smoothly over the 10-month construction period, even as hidden issues unfolded as we started to strip back the existing structure.
The clients were regular visitors to site during construction, amazed as each layer of the building started to appear and uncover the finished product.
A successful photoshoot was held in late-October with the talented Tom Blachford, which brought to an end the epic journey of the last 3 years, where a glass of champagne was raised to celebrate the successful completion of the family’s forever home.
View the rest of the project description and photos here.