This attractive 1930's Spanish Mission solid brick home already had charming features that inspired the style and quality of the renovation and gave us a solid benchmark to build upon. Externally there was a boxed section of leadlight windows highlighted by rendered mouldings as well as sensational barley sugar columns on the ground floor. Internally an existing raised feature ceiling in the dining room and an amazing domed ceiling in the main entry were just some of the hallmarks of the building. Problem areas included a small existing attic that was serviced by an unsuitable and out of character spiral staircase.
This upstairs area was demolished. We replaced it with a luxuriously sized master bedroom complete with walk in robes and ensuite, a second bedroom, as well as a rumpus and library area.
The problem with the staircase, coupled with the client's desire for light in the downstairs foyer was solved by raising the existing ceiling in the foyer back to its original height and adding ballustrading to the top of the staircase. We took away the walls that were previously hemming in the area so that borrowed Northerly light now floods in from the new upstairs library. The staircase itself was gloss finished, further illuminating the area and at the top of the staircase we've added attractive window seating.
The completed project not only met with our client's criteria, but provided the home with a new lease on life. The extension highlighted all the original character of the property, minimised impact on the all important existing features and created a stunning street frontage.