The owners of this Glen Iris home lived in their 1910 Edwardian weatherboard for seven years before the needs of a growing family made a home renovation a matter of urgency. With only a 1990s part renovation at the rear and a traditional layout of enclosed rooms, the home was becoming increasingly less practical for a family with young children. Armed with a folder of inspiration – dream clippings of rooms, designs and finishes, the owners approached Sherbrooke Design and Construction to extend their family home.
Our clients knew they were taking on a large scale renovation of their grand Victorian Canterbury home and entrusted Sherbrooke to do the job. The project entailed substantial demolition of part of the house, rebuilding to match the original and renovation of all the remaining rooms.
There’s an old adage that you should never judge a book by its cover, and it’s a perfect description for this home in Brighton.
What you see is a delightfully restored Edwardian weatherboard cottage, but it’s a very different story behind closed doors.
The owners had lived with both old and new, courtesy of a previous home renovation, but the combination had become less workable as their family grew. They wanted the house redesigned and extended into a practical family home with open space living, entertaining areas inside and out – and some extra rooms.
Our experienced team listened intently to our clients’ requirements and set out to design, create and interpret their dream Armadale home taking into account modern home renovation and home extensions. A number of features of the building were carefully restored to retain its wonderful Victorian charm. The front façade, the detailed leadlight surrounding the front door, open fireplaces, Victorian gutter cornices and lacework all played a major role in preserving the graceful charm of this old home.
Our clients, who work from their Hawthorn home, wanted a striking contemporary building with an integrated office.
Their block had an eight-metre variance in levels, falling from rear to the front – a challenge, but one which helped create a home with a real ‘wow’ factor.
In practical terms, they needed four bedrooms, two with ensuites and the master with an extensive walk-in robe. They also wanted a third bathroom to service the living areas, which include a generous rumpus room and formal entertaining area.
Upon inspection of the site it was easy to see why the entire design for this Williamstown home was a contemporary interpretation evolving from maritime history in the midst of the serene bayside suburb of Williamstown.
It was paramount to our clients that the design embraced and captured the amazing continuous panoramic views from the Westgate Bridge, to the eastern side of the CBD and to the bayside suburbs of St.Kilda and beyond.
Loving where you live can be a problem if your home no longer works for you and your lifestyle.
The professional couple who own this house in Brighton East were already halfway to the solution, having bought the neighbouring property to their old home.
They wanted Sherbrooke to demolish and replace the neglected Edwardian weatherboard with an elegant new French Provincial style home with style, space and storage galore.
The stunning transformation by Sherbrooke Design and Construction of this Brighton home won Best Heritage Renovation/Restoration at Bayside Council’s Bayside Built Environment Awards.
The Bayside City Council Built Environment Awards showcases and celebrate Bayside’s most outstanding building designs within the municipality. The awards raise community awareness of design, landscape and heritage issues and publicly acknowledge architects and designers who have positively contributed to the city’s built environment.
Having lived in their fabulously located Californian bungalow style home for 14 years with only minor renovations, the family needed a more modern functional home with better living spaces. That said, the Malvern East house needed to be updated with sensitivity to retain its original character while making it modern and more open plan at the same time. The land space was ideal for an extension and after looking at the cost of moving, it made more sense to invest money into their existing house and getting exactly what they wanted in an area that they loved.
Sherbrooke have turned this somewhat dated grand Victorian into the beauty it is today. Whilst still retaining its warm charm they have integrated a complete modern wing to the rear of what was formerly an outdated 1970’s living zone. Some improvements were made to the original Kew home by building a new verandah to the entry and relaying and polishing the floorboards. The major transformation however can be seen in the seamless integration of a modern and contemporary open plan entertainment area, and second floor parent’s master bedroom and retreat.
Leonie and Tom love living in the leafy suburb of Surrey Hills, Melbourne. Their delightful new home has been designed and built to combine period grace with modern, open plan living. However, the project started as a major challenge for both the owners and the Sherbrooke Design & Construction team.
Recommended by a local draftsman, Sherbrooke were engaged to renovate and extend the period home Leonie and Tom had lived in for 16 years.