Edwardian Dream

When Mark and Karla purchased this charming Edwardian home five years ago they knew the time would come to extend. As is common with the lean- to structures added to dwellings in the 1980’s the size of the added rooms were small and their growing family demanded more space.

AFTER: Master bedroom with built in robes and ensuite, three bedrooms, living room, open plan kitchen/ meals/ family, study, bathroom, toilet, laundry and deck.

Having moved from Ascot Vale they knew that Hille’s Home Extensions was a popular choice for home extensions. And having friends who had used HHE – and were very happy with their work – the choice was easy.

The HHE designer visited the homeowners to flesh out their design ideas and options. The Heritage Overlay on the property meant several revisions to council as the plans were refined. It turned out the homeowners had to accept a carport instead of a garage and lower the roofline to ensure the streetscape was not altered too significantly.

In the original part of the home bedroom two was commandeered to create an ensuite for the adjacent master bedroom and a laundry, accessible from the new section. The rear of the home was completely removed and in its place the new open plan kitchen, dining and living areas were constructed complete with Hi- Lite windows. Go through the large, modern bi- folds and onto the deck for outdoor entertaining.

BEFORE: Three bedrooms, living, kitchen, family/ meals, bathroom, toilet, laundry and verandah.

On the other side of the home two bedrooms with bathroom are tucked in behind a short hall next to the study.

The results speak for themselves. As Karla says “At the start we wondered whether to sell up and move or renovate. I’m glad we decided to extend because we ended up with what we wanted – with our style and taste too.”