Detail 9 Architects Pty Ltd
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The two main reasons people come to us wanting an extension / renovation to their home is a lack of space / storage, and because the layout of their home doesn’t match their lifestyle.

The owners of this home felt that the nearly two metre drop from the back of their home to their yard was preventing them from really getting the best use from their large backyard. It made it tough to watch their kids play, and the idea of outdoor entertaining was just too difficult.

A previous extension done in the 1980’s was getting tired, and so the decision was made to re-do the living spaces at the back of the house, and completely reconfigure the floor levels in this area of the house to give a closer relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces.

The brief to us was to demolish the back of the house and create large, light filled living spaces with excellent connectivity to the rear yard, outdoor entertaining and pool area. In order to create a seamless rear façade, some of the existing upper floor was also to be altered allowing us to design a completely new rear façade.

Not a project for the faint hearted, the existing front period section of the home was retained, but the back of the house, including the existing tennis court and enormous rear yard have been completely re-worked in order to achieve a contemporary extension, custom designed to match the family who intend to live and holiday in this home for many years to come.
Project Year: 2016
Project Cost: $750,001 AUD - $1,000,000 AUD
Country: Australia
Postcode: 3127
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Retaining the period character of this home was very important to the owners, therefore the front exterior has been lovingly restored with the rear addition more contemporary.
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Retaining the period character of this home was very important to the owners, therefore the front exterior has been lovingly restored with the rear addition a mix of contemporary materials. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Retaining the period character of this home was very important to the owners, therefore the front exterior has been lovingly restored with the rear addition more contemporary.
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This addition features an open floorplan of kitchen, dining, study nook and sunken lounge. The spaces are well proportioned and the large format windows look out onto a gorgeous rear deck, pool and pool house Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Simple, clean lines and functional cabinetry make this kitchen a winner. The under-bench strip lighting is a fabulous feature, as are the pendants, mirrored splashback and stools Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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The bulkhead over the kitchen area breaks up the space, providing a more defined area, whilst the large windows offer a light filled room and connects the space to the outdoor area. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Feature pieces - black pendants and goose neck mixer with pullout. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Feature pieces - black pendants and goose neck mixer with pullout. The butler's pantry features quite a unique mixer, undermount sink, plenty of bench space and storage. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Fabulous use of space by adding this nook featuring a large floating desk and shelf, perfectly located. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Step down into this inviting, relaxed lounge featuring a gas fireplace, cozy sofa and custom, built-in bookshelf with feature lighting. Either side of the stone chimney are padded built-in benches with hidden storage. Beautiful views out to rear yard, pool and pool house. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Timber and stone, wonderful combination for the fireplaces mantle and surrounds. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Custom built-in bookshelves with feature lighting strips and rolling library ladder. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Connecting the new to the old....big issue was to manage different levels on this site. This staircase brings visitors from the refurbished front entry through into the new, contemporary extension. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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The master bedroom thoughtfully rejuvenated, keeping the period feel with ceiling rose, feature wallpaper and timber louvre shutters. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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The master bedroom features a relaxed, comfortable upholstered chair. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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This ensuite certainly has WOW factor. It is open and spacious, but has some handy privacy. The vanity is full room width, featuring plenty of storage. Natural light in abundance thanks to the high window. A tiled panel separates the room, with the free-standing bath on the vanity side. Behind the panel is sectioned into 2 parts, one side for the open shower and the othe...More
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The ensuite is contemporary, relaxing space, with some simple, beautiful features. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Freestanding bath and floor mounted mixer/bathspout abut the feature tiled panel. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Maintaining the charm of this period home was a key element. The stained glass and original door together with a new, but in-keeping door handle have certainly achieved this. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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The formal living room has been rejuvenated, whilst keeping the stained glass bay window and ceiling rose. The upholstered bay window seat is the perfect spot to nestle and read a book. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Original staircase has been refurbished, keeping the timber balustrade, adding warm carpet and feature lighting just above stair height. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Dramatic! This is the word that comes to mind for the powder room, which features textured wallpaper, a feature pendant light and gold framed mirror. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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A "Where the wild things are" glass splashback creates a fantastic mythical feel in the laundry come mudroom. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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This fabulous laundry also features a mud area to keep those bags, shoes and hats under control. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Top of the stairs opens into a compact relaxing space where the kids can hang out with a book, lego or a board game. The roof line has created a unique ceiling which provides the space with great character. The area on the left of the staircase could have been left as dead space, however a clever storage room has been created to make the most of the space. Also, a laundry ch...More
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The feature ceiling is seen here in more detail. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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The children's bedrooms are located on the second storey and each overlooks the fabulous backyard and swimming pool. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Beautifully landscaped rear yard includes in-ground pool, pool house and outdoor dining, whilst retaining plenty of play space for the kids.
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An in-ground pool, pool house featuring kitchenette, bathroom, indoor and outdoor seating make this house the complete Family Entertainer
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Retaining the period character of this home was very important to the owners, therefore the front exterior has been lovingly restored with the rear addition a mix of contemporary materials. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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An in-ground pool, pool house featuring kitchenette, bathroom, indoor and outdoor seating make this house the complete Family Entertainer. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Beautifully landscaped rear yard includes in-ground pool, pool house and outdoor dining, whilst retaining plenty of play space for the kids. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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An in-ground pool, pool house featuring kitchenette, bathroom, indoor and outdoor seating make this house the complete Family Entertainer. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Retaining the period character of this home was very important to the owners, therefore the front exterior has been lovingly restored with the rear addition a mix of contemporary materials. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Retaining the period character of this home was very important to the owners, therefore the front exterior has been lovingly restored with the rear addition a mix of contemporary materials. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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Retaining the period character of this home was very important to the owners, therefore the front exterior has been lovingly restored with the rear addition a mix of contemporary materials. Photographer: Matthew Forbes
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