DORCAS STREET, SOUTH MELBOURNE
RENOVATION & EXTENSION – DESIGN & CONSTRUCT 2017
FINALIST – HIA RENOVATION & EXTENSION OF THE YEAR 2018
DORCAS STREET was an exciting project for us to take on given its similar nature to a recent project we had also completed in South Melbourne, that won us our first HIA House of the Year Award in 2017.
Our clients’ brief was to increase the footprint of the tiny original heritage home and bring it back to life and into a 21st century standard of modern family living by adding a second storey and creating open and contemporary spaces. Modern high-end finishes were also specified to reflect the cosmopolitan location of their South Melbourne home.
The renovation of the home consisted of renovating and restoring the façade and front bedroom of the original home with the addition of a walk-in robe to the downstairs’ bedroom and the addition of a new bathroom. The extension and main component of the build included building a new double-storey extension to the rear of the original dwelling which now consists of beautiful open plan kitchen, dining and living areas with a European laundry, butler’s pantry and an outdoor alfresco area with decking and a light-well garden, stunning floor to ceiling black framed steel windows are the showpiece of the extension.
The new extension upstairs includes the addition of a brand-new modern cantilevered staircase and idyllic master suite with private bedroom, light-filled ensuite, and walk-in robe; as well as a child’s bedroom, compact living area and study nook.
We are so proud of this home and it just goes to show that everything old truly can be new again!