This incredibly spacious apartment in Woolahra needed a full refurbishment, including significant remedial work, requiring some major demolition of internal walls and installation of structural steel to create airy, open-plan spaces.
At a generous 900 square metres, this spectacular apartment is the size of a large house, with three living spaces, dining room, kitchen and kitchenette, laundry, 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and a double garage. It’s all very impressive, but the star of the show in this property has to be its vast roof-top entertaining deck with stunning panoramic views over Double Bay.
For more details, read our blog on this project…
It’s not often we get so many great photos of one our our projects, so we were delighted to receive these from our wonderful clients.
This project in Freshwater, designed by Lifestyle Home Designs, involved major alterations to an existing 1960’s single level home and the addition of a second level and was completely transformed into a stylish, contemporary family dwelling.
We loved working closely with our clients, Gerard and Lynn on this project. Lynn has an amazing creative talent and designed the interior herself. She had some incredible ideas and inspired us with some really clever use of materials, including some spectacular tiling features from Tiles by Kate. It was a real pleasure to help bring her ideas to life.
The project wasn’t without it’s challenges, however – due to the low level of the property we were required to install of a 12000 litre on-site detention system to comply with the local council’s Stormwater Management Policy.
That’s just part of the not-so-exciting stuff we need to get through to ensure our clients are fully compliant, comfortable and safe in their new home. Then we can get down to the pure pleasure of making the family’s dream a reality.
Huge thanks, Gerard and Lynn for giving us the opportunity to build your beautiful castle by the Freshwater sea…
All images shown are courtesy of the very talented Katie at www.letmelistyourbandb.com.au/
Psst – we’re never too keen to feature these before and after pics up front, but here’s a before and a few more afters to fully appreciate the transformation of this 60’s caterpillar into the stunning butterfly it is today.
This new home in Manly was designed by Architectural Projects Pty Ltd. We demolished the existing dwelling on its 225m2 block, to create this spacious, contemporary new home using corrugated wall cladding & roofing materials durability against the ocean spray. The biggest challenge of this project was creating the unique curved, suspended stair landings, which made a stunning feature in the home. External blinds compliment the contemporary lines and create some much-needed shade, while the first floor terrace capitalises on the block’s coastal views.
Renovation & Extension
We created some significant extensions to this existing home in Beacon Hill, excavating the rear of the sloping block to create an open plan living and sandstone alfresco dining area with build-in BBQ.
Further excavation was required at basement level to make way for additional accommodation and double car garage, and creating a new concrete deck with cedar-lined eaves, glass balustrade and sandstone staircase.
This is a great example of how you can completely transform your home with some clever additions and inventive reclamation of unusable outdoor space.
Internally, we created an impressively spacious kitchen/dining space with a stunning 4.8m Ceasarstone island bench, Blackbutt timber floors and Starfire painted glass splashback.
Major Alterations & Additions
This beautiful Bondi home featured in Inside Out magazine and was also, Finalist in the HIA Housing Awards.
The major alterations & additions on this project included new swimming pool with Guinea Rosewood decking surrounds and tranquil outdoor lounge. Very much a quintessential beach house theme with airy, light-filled rooms, limed American Oak floors, and exposed ceiling joists and rafters, creating peaceful living spaces at one with the outdoors.
Major Alterations & Additions
Major Alterations to this Warrawee house included additions, such as a new swimming pool and spa with sandstone surrounds, outdoor BBQ area and gymnasium. Renovations included significant landscaping of the grounds and creation of sandstone retaining walls.
For this Freshwater studio apartment, designed by Molina Architects, we used masonry and a light timber clad frame. Cedar windows & doors, spill onto a spacious outdoor entertaining area including an automated Vergola roof system. The foundations of this site proved to be a challenge, as it is situated on an old creek leading to Freshwater Beach. Our solution was to install deep piers founded onto rock to support the raft slab and building.
We created this new build studio as a separate selling to the existing home on a large block, demolishing the old garage to create the space. In this case, the studio was built to accommodate the family’s older son, but could also become a source of rental income for them in the future. A great way to add value to your property if you have the space.