Canterbury Extension and Renovation
Our clients knew they were taking on a large scale renovation and extension of their grand Victorian Canterbury home and entrusted Sherbrooke to do the job. The project entailed substantial demolition of part of the house, and rebuilding to match the original and renovation of all the remaining rooms.
Sherbrooke was engaged to create a grand home in Canterbury where all living spaces were to have their own identity and a direct association to the large surrounding gardens. A second storey was added and all works carried out were seamlessly integrated by maintaining the brickwork detailing, slate roof, timber framed windows and doors and verandah elements as much as possible.
As the feeling of space is synonymous with grand Victorian homes, the design included a tower staircase which acts, not only as a central focal point, but provides a distinct separation between formal and informal areas and a link to the upstairs bedrooms.
Sherbrooke’s expertise in construction and joinery have produced a graceful home of grand proportions which featured in The Herald Sun Home Magazine as well as being awarded a finalist medal in the HIA Victorian Best Renovation/Addition category.
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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- Malvern East Knockdown and Rebuild
- Prahran Heritage Renovation and Extension
- Surrey Hills Knockdown Rebuild
- Kew Double Story Restoration and Extension
- Double Storey Edwardian Style Home Extension in Glen Iris
- Abbotsford Custom New Home
- Brighton French Provincial Knockdown Rebuild
- Armadale Victorian Style Renovation and Extension
- Period Home Restoration and Extension in Hawthorn
- Malvern East Californian Bungalow Extension
- Kew Victorian Home Renovation
- Brighton Period Home Renovation & Restoration
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