Indooroopilly Home Renovation – Post War House
Indooroopilly Home Renovation – Post War Home
The owners of this 1960’s post war home in Indooroopilly were seeking a modern and contemporary renovation to completely transform their rather ordinary looking home into a house with the wow factor and that would provide them with a substantial extension for more living, particularly indoor-outdoor living space.
Subtropical Exterior Design
Expressed steel was cleverly used along with aluminium panels to give the home a very contemporary appearance whilst enhancing its already subtropical characteristics. Thus by blending modern materials with the existing exterior cladding the home has a unique and wonderfully edgy façade.
Asian and Australian Interior Design
The previous ground level, which had been the main part of the home, become the first floor with an extra bedroom and living area added. This area is now stunning with an Australian outback feel blending with a subtle Asian flavour. The two styles come together beautifully with a combination of veneer paneling, timber battening and large semi opaque sliding doors creating a truly magnificent effect.
But as beautiful as this space is it is perhaps trumped by the gorgeous new ground floor level.
Here the goal was to create a flexible area that could be closed up and used as individual spaces in the cooler months, but with the option of opening the entire space up to the backyard during the warmer months, creating a truly inviting area that you never want to leave. This effect has been achieved through the use of a series of sliding doors that allow a variety of options depending on the weather and intended use of the space.
By using a combination of external shutters, venetian blinds and overhangs the interior is perfectly shaded in summer whilst still making the most of any cooling summer breezes that may be present on all but the warmest of days. The amount of light entering the home can be easily controlled by the external shutters whilst lourved windows allows the flow of air to be regulated to a point that artificial heating or cooling is seldom needed.
The overall effect is nothing short of stunning. The home is now modern yet elegant and more open with wonderful spaces that are truly inviting.
Indooroopilly History and Architecture
The area is believed to have been settled in 1860 with the first house appearing about a year latter. Today it has a real mix of property from apartments to Queenslanders to new homes and townhouses.
Project Number: 080503
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