The clients wanted their dated 70’s 3 x 1 brick home completely modernized, with architecturally designed open plan spaces, an outside entertaining area created which maximized the views of Manning Park. Our clients wanted to design the carport around the Casia Fistula tree to maintain its beauty. The home now boasts 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms, built in robes and a large modern kitchen for all the family needs. The kitchen has LED lighting under the over heads and a silent rangehood which is a game changer.
This home was a pokey rabbit warren before works began and there was practically no living area. The kitchen was tiny and surrounded by walls.
The brief was to open the house up create usable spaces and convert a large unused space into a new WIR and modern ensuite. Ensuring more natural lighting enters the space. With new doors and windows combined this produced a modern kitchen with an open plan and the photos speak for themselves and create a better space for social engagement.
With grand ballroom features from its previous days this large open plan unit deserved the large grand kitchen it was crying out for. Our client loves to cook so this kitchen has it all.
With a few walls opened up and a ultra-modern kitchen design that includes a 9m long kitchen bench top and a 4.5m island, the newly created scullery adds the finishing touch. The scullery houses the ovens, dishwashers, second sink and extra storage. Hidden in the bench tops are two stylish Miele down drafts that silently remove the smokes an smells of cooking out of the kitchen to enable ease of conversations wile entertaining in this huge kitchen. Accompanying these are teriyaki, salamander and wok cookers.
The 1950’s kitchen had served its purpose here and was long overdue to be modernized. Besides the obvious changes made here the wall behind the fridge was moved to allow the fridge to recess right in. There was a opening cut in the wall to enable a dishwasher and pantry to be installed in the kitchen that previously had neither. Completed off with modern appliances and under cupboard bench lighting.
This unit was so dark and dated from its original 70’s look. Our client was the architect for her own home and produced an amazing design with the clever use of angles and natural lighting.
We removed the toilet walls to make the whole area larger and created a custom design skylight that beautifully lights up the newly created frameless shower space. Set out was critical in this design and the results are amazing. With dado finished walls and a cistern less modern toilet this new bathroom is seamless beauty without glass shower screens to keep clean.
A very dated bathroom was in this original home. With architecturally designed drawings we gutted the whole bathroom and started again. In keeping with the rest of the house we flowed the beautiful Jarrah floor boards through into the bathroom to seamlessly blended them into the newly created walk-in shower where there previously was a bath. The result was an ultra-modern bathroom in a beautiful old East Fremantle original home.
With a heritage listing on this property the works have strict guidelines to be followed. We were blessed to have the privilege to repair and restore this beautiful late 1800’s building back to its former glory.
Monitoring pins were installed and view over a 12-month period thus determining the stability of the foundations prior to any works being determined.
With this process completed the works included for our client- crack stitching bar works to both internal and external walls and associated repairs. Removal of rusted lintels above openings and installing new ones.
Our client on this job had grave concerns about her deck collapsing and after temporary propping was installed structural engineering drawings were completed. The works then began to rebuild the upper-level deck. As demolition works continued with the tricky process of holding the upper storey roof from blowing away or it collapsing it was discovered the decking’s structural lower-level posts and main support beam were completely rotten. It was quite a dangerous deck to have been entertaining on.
We started the deck rebuild all over again with the use of modern treated timbers and steel lower posts with a few design tweaks for better drainage.
Being in Fremantle space is a premium so the brief here was to create more storage space for the kitchen, modernize it and allow the incorporation or a dishwasher and a washing machine into the space. The colour pallet was kept the same as it works for the space.
With extra power points installed, the dishwasher, the washing machine, stone bench tops and a stylish new grey glass splash back with overhead cupboards incorporating a rangehood above our clients were very pleased with result.
With continued rising damp issues and water ingress our long-term clients contacted us to attend to their previously badly repaired wall. With all the concrete repairs removed many steps were taken to return the wall to its original state and materials used in its original construction. Now with periodic maintence to the lime mortar the wall can continue to breath an inevitably let the internal walls dry out. The after photos speak for themselves and as this is at our client’s entry, they were very happy to see such a beautiful wall again when entertaining.