This project was my husband’s and my second renovation.
A late 1960s double-brick home, it had great bones but was completely divorced from its site and orientation.
We demolished internal walls and re-arranged the spaces, opening up the end wall to the northern aspect with this fantastic wide bifold. Not a particularly large home, the sense of space was vastly expanded by its connection with outdoors, and the seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living.
Brick walls internally were plastered or painted, and we restored the original pebble fireplace as a feature.
Under the cork and carpet were concrete and timber floors which we polished.
This was an extremely economical renovation which dramatically transformed this home.
The exterior of the home was rendered, and as the home was extended to create the new outdoor room, the old tile roof was replaced with a metal one.
We terraced the sloping garden to provide useful platforms of outdoor space and integrate the indoors and outdoors more effectively. Natural materials and a neutral colour palette were used throughout.