Brighton French Provincial Knockdown Rebuild
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 were already halfway to the solution, having bought the neighbouring property to their old home.
They wanted Sherbrooke Constructions to knockdown and rebuild the neglected Edwardian weatherboard in to an elegant new French Provincial style home with style, space and storage galore.
- Full Demolish of Existing Home
- French Provincial Style New Home
- Void above the Foyer
The beautiful heavy timber front doors have wonderful street appeal and open into a foyer that allows a direct line of vision through the house and out into the landscaped back garden. A void above the foyer creates a sense of space and light that flows throughout the interior.
Polished Victorian Ash floorboards that are used throughout the Brighton home start here, with a feature border of brushbox further defining the entry. The timber combines well with white walls and high white-finished ceilings to continue the clean, calm, peaceful sensation.
The ground floor features formal lounge and dining rooms as well as a relaxed kitchen/family/meals area, laundry and powder room, and expansive doors onto the terrace, leading onto the pool and garden.
There is also one bedroom downstairs (with ensuite) that is currently set up as a study, as well as a second study upstairs. Also on the first floor are four bedrooms, three bathrooms (two ensuite) and parents’ retreat, with views to the garden and pool.
The stylish monochromatic kitchen offers a seamless and efficient working area with dual ovens and easy-care finishes such as granite bench tops, full gloss white cupboards and stainless steel appliances.
A European background led to the owners requesting such features as double-glazed windows that open in three directions, hydronic heating and European fittings and appliances. Underground has parking for four cars, a full workshop, storage area and theatre room.
The owners were so delighted with the end result that Sherbrooke has been engaged in two further projects.
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.
- Richmond Heritage Renovation and Extension
- 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
- Canterbury Extension and Renovation
- 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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