Development Type: Renovation

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 a home 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.

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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 renovations 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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