Story behind our Modern Home Transformation
Our clients had bought a new house on the Central Coast which was a single home but a duplex - two units built into the one house - being on an acreage block this was kind of an unusual situation. Disjointed, this house needed a conversion to make it into one large family home.
The first brief was to build a stand-alone garage, big enough to accommodate their work- shop at home. The garage was incorporated into the block with a new driveway.
House renovation had us turn two houses into one!
Substantial internal layout changes were made. The originally house had – count them - three kitchens!
A little over cooked wouldn’t you say.
For such a transforming reno like this, the renovation was completed in stages. This allowed the owners to still live in the existing duplex whilst the building works were going on next door.
A full fire rated brick wall which was dividing the duplex was the first of many walls that had to be stripped down. All the electrical wiring was completely redone, with air conditioning installed throughout the whole new home.
Stage 1 - Unit #1 became four bedrooms, a bathroom, an office and a billiards room. The new living room led into Stage 2. The roof that connected the duplex was removed and this space was turned into the new living room, completely opening up the plan complete with alfresco outdoor space.
Let's raise the roof! Cathedral style...
With sections of the old roof coming out, a new magnificent Cathedral Ceiling was put in. The main reason the clients chose to go with the cathedral ceiling was to remove the traditionally roof trusses that were very low and create more space. Now an acreage home, the small 2.4 metre ceilings were too low and needed to go. The exposed beams were set in a shadow line so to give the affect that the panels were floating between them.
A huge new kitchen was installed complete with butler’s pantry which seems like a must have at the moment. Another living room off the kitchen and a bespoke cavity sliding door that measured 2 metres wide (floor to ceiling), equipped with soft close, that enabled the owners to close off the living room to the games room. The custom-made sliding door being so wide that when it was open it genuinely felt like one large open space.
The Kitchen was truly a work of art by Beachside Kitchens. With twin ovens and shaker doors on all the cabinetry, 60mm stone bench tops, with gas stove cooktop and butler’s pantry.
Stage 2 in unit #2 saw this space convert into another three bedrooms with a sitting room and three bathrooms. In there was a master bedroom, walk-in robe and ensuite.
All high-end fixtures and fittings. Electric blinds that were concealed in the roof space along with all bathrooms fixed out with under floor heating and heated towel rails.
Walking through this entryway to the foyer, unearthing the spotted gum floor is warm and inviting for guests and a welcome home for the family.
The hardwood flooring here is magnificently rustic, all hand laid (secret nailed and hand cut) the entry with a feature parquetry block - darker timber pinstripe all the way around – giving it a sophisticated highlighted border. Just stunning.
This renovation was a true transformation, but don’t take our word for it, check out the gallery HERE.
If you have found your new home and wish to make it your own, contact us at W Residential your local Central Coast builders.