A true Saint

While some projects involve a seamless integration of old and new, the owners of this property were after a more striking outcome. Set on an impressively deep block, they had all the room in the world to design the extension and a favourable north-facing aspect to boot.

With frontage of less than 11m however – and no laneway to utilize – access to the backyard was extremely limited. Add to this the fact that owners would be living in the front while we rebuilt the back added a whole new level of complexity to the assignment! So we looked at the timeline and devised a construction plan aimed at minimising weather-related delays and access requirements.

Having to overcome a number of unique challenges along the way, the end result is a bold juxtaposition of period elegance and cutting-edge style that truly delivers the best of both worlds.

Features include polished concrete (including shower base), laser-cut metal privacy screen cantilevered off the rear facade, a mix of Standing Seam metal cladding and Kingwood timber cladding, feature recycled-brick internal wall, sprayed cabinetry with feature oak panels, Caesarstone benchtops, Miglas double-glazed windows, frameless shower screens, plus metal central stringer staircase with oak treads all over an insulated heated hydronic slab.



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