Poorly considered previous renovations, horribly constructed, dark and compartmentalised. Not uncommon feedback from those we meet looking to renovate, and this one had them all!
Most of the briefing points from our clients (which was effectively a brief in two parts, being main dwelling renovation and the construction of a new secondary dwelling) were to ‘open up the space, make it more contemporary and employ a classic natural colour palette’. Although a new structure the same brief applied to the new secondary dwelling.
The existing pool was refurbished and the granny flat positioned to make the external spaces private and allow the incorporation of a more usable parking area than that which existed.
The home is much brighter now, allowing breezes through the living areas and providing much more opportunity for the management of the elements. The seconday dwelling also adds significant amenity to the property and for the teenage children to come.