The original house was a 25-30yr old home in need of attention. It was a dated presentation which was smaller and tighter than what the house is after the renovation. The layout was generally workable, with living and functionality existing downstairs and bedrooms occupying upstairs, although with some architectural consideration, rooms were pushed out and spaces were extended to create larger living areas and new useable spaces.
Originally the brief was to extend a walk in robe and create a garage extension onto the original house. In order to extend the walk in robe the roof had to be lifted and new stone work applied to the exterior. As the work progressed, through the client and architect, more work was decided upon in order to bring the home up to date. The renovation was to be of the highest quality with luxurious finishes and the latest technology available.
From the original brief the work then turned into a full renovation with walls stripped back, removed, relined and re sheeted. The entire house was rewired, and new C Bus including home audio and Control 4 installed. Bio metric scanners and pin code access now provide keyless entry. Lighting is sensored, and features such as the LED strip lighting through the new credenza’s etched glass in the newly created foyer are one of the many features in this home. A new air conditioning system was also installed. Glazing was installed for energy efficiency in the atrium. There is new joinery throughout the home, including a new kitchen with sensortronic drawers, doors and pantry, and TV’s retracting into the joinery. The New Guinea Rosewood credenza is inlaid with Victorian Ash which creates a new space for the foyer. A stone clad/ hardwood timber extension provides a new outdoor entertaining space which attaches to the newly created entertainment room complete with acoustic properties, which was originally the garage. Two ensuites and a bathroom were also updated.