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No sorry not a fan. The original part of the house has been beautifully renovated but I don’t know why the new extension is such a (quote) “contrast with the original house.” The new extension could have, and in my opinion should have, been more in keeping with the Victorian style of the original. There is no need to slavishly follow Victorian architectural features but a sympathetic seamless blending of old and new is desirable. If you want a modern home then build one, don’t tack this on the back of an old one.

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Big contrast between old and new, both are very nice in themselves. The new feels a bit flat or boxy it does marry well with that lovely rounded archway or classic doorway. I liked the kitchen until I saw a photo from another angle which showed the black wall, which looks a little too heavy with all the pale timbers, red bricks and cream/whites. Plus I feel the inset couch, which I love the idea of, looks cramped which is unfortunate. Love the scullery idea and the layout but do not like seeing the wash basin from the kitchen area. Before seeing the floor plan I was struggling to work out were we seeing directly into a bathroom - it felt odd. Sorry I am not usually on the negative, maybe I am having a glass half full day - must do something about that!

My kitchen actually does feature a small side wall in a dark grey/eucalyptus tone, while the majority of the kitchen is a much paler mushroom brown. We like it, its not at all heavy or dominant.

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Margaret Barkley

Liked this one. The renovation is warm and has a heart. A lovely family renovation that is great for kids and parents.

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