My clients have lived in this beautiful heritage listed three-storey terrace for over a decade. With an affection and respect for Victorian architecture and detailing, our clients were also seeking a modern and luxurious edge to their home.
Although our clients had an intimate understanding of living in the building, once demolition commenced, we found that much of the existing structure like walls, floor framing, footings and roof needed to be rebuilt. The original brief called for the small Victorian rooms on the ground floor to be connected for family entertaining and spaciousness. When combined, these spaces now provide for two sitting rooms and a long galley kitchen with dining area, both of which link to a glass covered timber deck.
The first-floor front pair of rooms were combined to make a large master bedroom, and the adjacent large room became an ensuite bathroom with access from the master bedroom. Smaller rooms in the rear of the building have been combined to include a spacious open dressing room, a study and second bathroom. The basement, which was a series of dark cavernous spaces, is now an entertainment room with two further bedrooms, bathroom and laundry.
Although still not complete, these are a few images of its progressive completion to date.