Girraween Gr

An art deco Queenslander becomes a contemporary family home ...
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This project was my husband’s and my third renovation.

Purchased as a project, we renovated it over a three year period into a large and beautiful family home intended for sale on completion.

Built in the 1930s, the home had significant original features both internally and externally that we sought to protect and enhance. However, room sizes weren’t conducive to modern lifestyle requirements, and did not optimise the orientation of the site (which was north to the side).

We raised and shifted the home, creating sufficient room on the western side to add a double-car garage.

Secondary bedrooms and a family room were added underneath, with their own bathroom and internal entry from the garage.

Upstairs the original ceilings were protected within bedrooms and a sitting area. The master suite was enhanced with an ensuite, and his and hers’ separate walk-in-robes.

A pavilion extension was added to the rear, enabling the home to connect with the rear garden, and the main living areas to be oriented to the north.

This extension successfully expanded the home to suit modern lifestyles and enable full surveillance and connection of indoor and outdoor living areas, as well as the pool.

The result was a home to suit any family, at any age, throughout their ages and time in the home – with lots of space to come together, and to be apart.

The home achieved the highest sale price in the suburb that year (2014), and is now loved by its current owners.

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