Detail 9 Architects Pty Ltd
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Period Home Makeover

Purchased a number of years ago when the client was a bachelor, this period home was carefully renovated into a comfortable home. Its ideal location however meant that rather than renovate modestly and move on, this home was a keeper, and so in time, would need to grow to accommodate the family that would one day live here.

The brief to us was to provide additional living space, a new kitchen, open plan living, opening up into the rear garden, and new living and sleeping areas upstairs.

The design solution involved the age old question “to match existing, or to add contemporary”, but the exact solution was a little tricker than that. On the interior, there is a clear delineation between old and new, but the exterior takes a more sympathetic approach to the period of the home. We hope that we have achieved a contemporary solution for the spatial requirements of the clients, whilst still remaining respectful to not only the architecture of the home, but that of the homes around it.
Project Year: 2015
Project Cost: $500,001 AUD - $750,000 AUD
Country: Australia
Postcode: 3144
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The addition of a second storey, deck and louvetec pergola has given this home a new lease on life for the modern family. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Retaining period features such as the front door and fretwork has kept this gem's charm, whilst the contemporary extension makes this an ideal home for the modern family. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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This beautiful fretwork has been retained in the front of this home. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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The new ensuite is roomy and features clean lines using white and chrome, with a charcoal floor. The large format matt white tiles are stunning. The ensuite is light filled from the addition of a skylight. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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The master bedroom remains in it's original location, but has been rejuvenated with a more contemporary look. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Decorative birds in the master bedroom. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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The hall features a clever hidden sliding door, which when retracted cannot be seen. A simple latch is engaged and voila the door appears to separate the living and bedroom areas. And it is a beautiful feature door. The master bedroom remains in it's original location, but has been rejuvenated with a more contemporary look. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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The new addition to this home is contemporary with a large open plan kitchen, living and dining area. The island bench is spacious and provides plenty of room for seating. There is storage a-plenty and feature lighting to ensure a light and bright area. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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The new addition to this home is contemporary with a large open plan kitchen, living and dining area. The island bench is spacious and provides plenty of room for seating. There is storage a-plenty and feature lighting to ensure a light and bright area. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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This long shot shows the open plan living, dining and kitchen area, plenty of room for the family to grow into. Beautiful timber floors are the real highlight here. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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This is the all-year-round deck, featuring Louvetec which will provide the family with light and protection from weather. The kids will enjoy this wonderful outdoor space! Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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This is the all-year-round deck, featuring Louvetec which will provide the family with light and protection from weather. The kids will enjoy this wonderful outdoor space! Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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This beautiful timber staircase leads to the newly added second storey, which features the children's bedrooms, family bathroom and family room. The handrail is made from a lovely piece of timber and features hidden strip lighting underneath. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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The family bathroom is spacious and features large format matt white wall tiles, frameless shower screen and and inset bath. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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A lovely shot of the children's family area located in the new second storey. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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The children's rooms are roomy and simply decorated leaving plenty of room to grow! Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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These beautiful classic bookshelves are featured in both children's rooms. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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This laundry is all about storage. Simplistic in its design, beautifully finished and also featuring a wine fridge and freezer. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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This laundry is all about storage. Simplistic in its design, beautifully finished and also featuring a wine fridge and freezer. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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