A weatherboard ground floor and second storey extension comprising of:
A Dining Room, Family Room, Rumpus Room, Kitchen, Butler’s Pantry, x1 Bedroom, x2 Ensuite, x2 walk-in-robes, Bathroom, Laundry, Verandah, Carport and Porch.
Hille’s Home Extensions was engaged to undertake significant renovation and extension works on this brick veneer home. The Client’s brief was for Hille’s to provide a larger functional space for a growing family. This was realised with multi-tiered living and multiple living zones.
An external studio was replaced with an expansive lounge room which accommodates both a TV/sitting area with open fireplace and a quiet reading space set against bay windows. This extension, added to the renovated formal dining area, created a vast living zone. The original small living room at the front of the house was reformed into a study/bedroom.
The second storey was also completely transformed. The original upper floor plan was reasonably small, consisting of two bedrooms and an ensuite. Two bedrooms, a bathroom and a rumpus/retreat room were added, whilst one of the original bedrooms was removed and this space was reconstructed to provide a larger walk-in-robe and ensuite for the master bedroom.
The Client wanted a modern, Hamptons-style front exterior. This was achieved with the use of Hardies Scyon Linea weatherboards along with Colorbond Ironstone roofing.
There was a high level of detail put into the ground floor works in order to tie the pre-existing lower level in with the upper level extension. Among other elements, the existing ground floor facade was maintained but blended seamlessly with the second storey addition.
In this considerable extension and renovation, an award-winning design successfully transformed the pre-existing dilapidated house into a stunning home that will cater to a growing and multi-generational family for many years to come.
The original home was found to be out of level (not plumb and square). Additionally, the lower and upper floor levels were concrete. Given the inflexibility of concrete, this posed a further degree of difficulty.
The Client considered a knock down and rebuild but opted for a renovation and extension for a comparable cost. The now modern, state-of-the-art home showcases what a strong client brief, imaginative design and the use of various materials can achieve when renovating.
As desired by the Client, the design successfully took into account:
The design also maximises natural light with its positioning of large feature windows and doors. This creates a warm, light-filled home and enables the enjoyment of the considerable views of the surrounding nature reserve.
Energy efficiency was of additional importance to the Client. Accordingly, a 6-star energy rating was achieved through the use of thermally broken and double-glazed windows and doors, as well as high rating insulation to new roofed areas and new external walls, and mid-floor insulation.
In this weatherboard home, Hille’s designed and constructed a ground floor and second storey extension comprising a rumpus room, two bedrooms, a study nook, bathroom, toilet/powder room.
The project also consisted of the renovation of the existing kitchen, involving the creation of a walk-in-pantry, as well as renovation works on the laundry and master bedroom, including the addition of a walk-in-robe.
This delightful weatherboard ground floor and second storey extension in the inner suburbs of Melbourne maintains heritage features whilst also seamlessly incorporating modern elements.
It comprises a: