Our clients were absolutely chuffed with the outcome of the renovation to their beloved Heritage terrace. The design retained all the charm, style and detail of the home they fell in love while providing them with the modern style and comforts they needed as a family of two working parents and two busy children. The property’s high level of Heritage significance was preserved, but enhanced with the addition of modern landscaping, stone work and a mint-painted entry door. Heritage interiors were retained and original features were celebrated with a simple repainting of walls, ceilings and cornices, and refinishing of the existing floors. At the rear of the home we were able to maximise the potential for natural lighting by creatively varying the ceiling levels of the addition, incorporating clerestory windows and oversized sliding doors. Quality materials such as glass, natural stone floors and benchtops, timber decking and veneer joinery gave the home the sophistication it demanded. Seamless indoor and outdoor living areas expanded our clients entertaining space into a sunken patio flush with the interior. An operable pergola over further increased the potential for natural light, and the outdoor BBQ and bar fridge secured the envy of all the neighbours.

Photography: Blake Brockdorff – ArchiShot

Environmental Features

  • Cross ventilation paths through the home.
  • Clerestory windows and glazing to maximise winter solar access.
  • Concrete slab for thermal mass passive heating and cooling.
  • Energy efficient fittings.