Brighton Period Home Renovation & Restoration
The stunning period home restoration 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.
- Best Heritage Renovation/Restoration Award
- Original Heritage Brickwork
- Second Storey Extension
- Basement Garage
The renovation was a total refurbishment with a second storey extension resulting in a home that now offers exceptional space in a fantastic living environment. The Brighton home had a rear internal renovation back in the 1970’s which unfortunately had not retained any of the original period features. Both of the home’s front and side exteriors had also been painted over in cream paint and the overall home was in need of some major repairs.
The design involved stripping back all this exterior paint to reveal the original heritage brickwork and demolishing the rear 70’s renovation which was not in keeping with the original home. The windows, feature Urns and bluestone were all kept for reuse in this renovation.
Total restoration of the internal front section of the home was made. The existing cornices, ornate ceiling roses, archways, skirtings, picture rails, fireplaces and the parquetry flooring were all repaired and brought back to its former glory. One of the fireplaces was even cleverly designed to remain in the now bathroom! The same flooring and cornices now flow through to the new rear areas.
The rear involved building a basement garage with pool above and to accommodate the family bedrooms, a double story to the rear was built. Although the rear exterior is modern, it does not affect the streetscape whatsoever as it can only be seen from the rear. It is the perfect blend of beautiful period features with new modern elements.
The home’s beautiful distinctive Tutor style exterior has white plastering with black-painted mahogany timber, decorative clinker brickwork in herringbone designs and diamond-pane glass, all reminiscent of the Tutor style Australian buildings. The heritage listing meant we could not alter any part of the exterior including the colour palette or any window glazing.
The design concept was for internal changes only the idea was to completely gut both floors by removing all internal walls to create a blank canvas. The staircase remained and all the internal doors were retained to recycle into the new design. The challenge here was to maintain the structural integrity of the building whilst relocating walls. Many of the solid brick internal walls and fireplaces were load bearing. A big expense on engineering allowed us to open up this home bringing the floor plan into modern day with open living, large entertaining kitchen/dining and bedroom all with ensuites.
The home now has a beautiful wide grand entrance complete with the existing staircase and void. Both, the open plan dining and kitchen to the left or the living to the right are both equally welcoming with pale oak flooring and plantation shutters.
The kitchen showcases European Miele Generation 7000 Intuitive technology. Sleek and elegant appliances include steam combination oven, speed oven, convection oven, range hood, induction cooktop, coffee machine, warming drawer, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is extensive joinery and storage, 2 island benches, natural stone bench tops and splashback both in Taj Mahal Quartzite and the butler’s pantry includes a Miele wine-conditioning unit. The heritage large window here floods the room with an abundance of natural light.
The Laundry is off the kitchen and hidden in the fifth bathroom behind bifold doors. Here you will find Miele fashion master steam ironing system. The powder room along with all upstairs bathrooms include the Luxurious Hybrid Ecology System Toilets.
Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling Porcelain tiles and a breathtaking grand master bedroom that flows to a sunroom private balcony.
Other features include wallpaper inserts to cabinetry, Lutron home automation and security cameras, European gas log fireplaces, full reverse cycle heating and cooling and remote controlled double lock up garage.
See our other projects.
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