This early heritage listed Federation home endured inappropriate additions, unsightly alterations and neglect. The new owners took on the role of custodians of the property with the intention of restoring it to its original glory. Existing spaces were reconfigured and new additions built to enhance the home and to suit a contemporary lifestyle.
The house was dark, depressing and disjointed. It is now filled with light and the flow from space to space is logical and functional. All original features have been respected, repaired and replaced where necessary, bad additions were demolished or completely reconfigured with respect to the original design language. The new work and additions are seamless and new joinery/kitchen/bathrooms are contemporary but classic in interpretation.
The furniture has been carefully selected to reflect the home’s past and its future, with an emphasis on comfort and contemporary classics, but with a ‘nod’ to history in the selection of a few antique pieces.
Hare + Klein Design Team:
Meryl Hare + Dimity Chitty
Belle Beautiful Australian Homes published by Bauer Books
Linda James Design