MBA HOUSING EXCELLENCE AWARDS – $350,000 – $500,000 – Finalist
This project involved the construction of an upper floor extension comprising of a Main Bedroom with Ensuite and Walk In Robe, a Landing area with Balcony, and a third bedroom with an Ensuite and Walk In Robe.
Street presence was paramount when considering this design and the principals applied to the upper floor extension needed to compliment two separate street frontages, as well as maintaining a high level of detail in order to relate to the existing heritage residence.
Locating the staircase off the Entry gave us the opportunity to include a large void and window with window molding detail to relate to the Entry window. It also allows light to filter into what was originally a very dark Entry.
A complete re-roof was undertaken to the existing residence.
Particular attention to detail was given to the dutch gable ends over the Balcony and west-facing elevation in order to truly compliment the existing characteristics of the home.
This project involved substantial works to existing ground floor as well as the addition of a large second storey addition.
The ground floor works began with the conversion of two minor bedrooms into a large Activity room. The existing Entry was also reconfigured to allow for the new staircase with large landing and a new bedroom.
The upper floor extension accommodates two new Bedrooms, a Study, a Bathroom and a Sitting area.
The front elevation was a major factor in the design development of this project with symmetry as well as functionality carefully balanced. New gambrel ends to the existing lower level and the use of weatherboard and new texture acrylic coating, softens the elevation.
A freestanding Double Carport completes the project.