Our client purchased a neglected cottage built in 1900 with the vision to restore it to its original glory maintaining as much of the character as possible but incorporating modern functionality. Our challenge was to renovate the cottage and construct a modern extension with a seamless flow from old to new.
A full renovation of the cottage required a rewire and new meter box, polishing the original floor boards, fixing cracks in walls, restoring the facade to stone, a new roof, full interior and exterior painting. For the modern lifestyle a reverse cycle air conditioning was installed and an ensuite to compliment the master bedroom. We also revealed the buildings history by exposing a brick wall in the second living zone.
The modern extension to the rear of the property includes main bathroom, separate toilet, laundry, hallway storage, kitchen, dining and living zone featuring a 4.2m high raked ceiling.
The architecturally designed ceiling in the extension allows the home to make the most of the northern aspect of the property. High north facing windows provide an opportunity for the sun to pour into the living space in winter but during the summer months they are shaded by the large eaves on the exterior.
The kitchen was designed with entertaining friends and family in mind. Features such as a 900mm free standing oven to cater for a large crowd and the 2.5m long island bench with seating. Adjacent to the kitchen is the laundry/butler’s pantry with another 2.5m long bench and ample storage.
Crown Quartz in Amalfi features on the bathroom vanity tops and also as the laundry and kitchen bench tops to create a seamless flow between rooms. Keeping a neutral colour palate of white, grey and subtle timber will ensure this house remains timeless.
To make the most of a small inner city block a raised alfresco space has been constructed with the dual purpose of a carport to service the rear lane way.
The property was completed with an easy to maintain landscape featuring Oakville Crimson Spire trees and Japanese box hedge.