Prahran Heritage Renovation and Extension
This semi-detached inner suburban Edwardian home was in original condition but for limited 1960’s improvements to the kitchen, bathroom & laundry.
The brief was to create a contemporary residence encompassing the heritage context with every modern amenity and embracing the opportunities of a rear northern exposure.
- Blend of Heritage and Modern Features
- Part Demolition with New Addition to the First Floor and a Second Story Extension
- Polished Victorian Ash Hardwood Staircase
- Concealed Heating and Cooling Systems
- Seven Skylights to Maximise Natural Light
- Heat N Glo Gas Fireplace with Stone Hearth and TV Recess
- Quality European Appliances and Fittings
- Private Alfresco
This home has been transformed from a narrow dark sectional house to a spacious light filled warm open home. The use of seven skylights, the open living/dining/kitchen and outdoor areas and the spacious parent retreat, WIR and ensuite upstairs have all contributed to create the feeling of a large home on a very small footprint.
The galvanised steel and aluminium louvre cladding have modernised the exterior look and compliments the front heritage façade. Here the original masonry chimney was retained, and pressed reds brickwork was matched to maintain the heritage context to the front exterior.
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.
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