Home Renovation Design Red Hill
Home Renovation and Extension – Park Vista Colonial in Red Hill
Red Hill is approx 3km from the Brisbane city centre and is a very old suburb with houses dating from around 1887. It is a very green, leafy and hilly area comprising mainly residential dwellings. Red Hill is home to many stunningly renovated Queenslanders and Colonial homes which enjoy magnificent views across the suburb and beyond.
Significant improvements to the design of this Red Hill Colonial focused on a contemporary, spacious renovation allowing enjoyment of its specific location. Adapting the old character home to the family’s lifestyle was the core principle behind this renovation. The home’s location predicted that maximising the views and vistas of the parkland at the rear of the property would not only serve to improve the outlook but open the home to additional light and airflow from the north-east.
The design ensured the features and character remained intact, but the additional space reflected the family’s requirements of modern living. The kitchen area incorporated timber elements to bring warmth into the space and the timber feature wall provided both a structural perspective and an aesthetic component to this area.
Red Hill Design
A key consideration for the design was separate living spaces for the home’s occupants as the family consisted of teenage children and adults. Private children’s bedrooms and a parent’s retreat overlooking the park, together with a centrally located dining area, solved the issue of space and togetherness. Creating and maximising space within the home was achieved through the 2-storey void, providing a vertical link to the newly created Parent’s retreat and allowing natural airflow to pass through the home’s upstairs rooms.
An indoor/outdoor feel was achieved through the creation of a central dining area. This space additionally facilitated a connection for both inhabitants and environment. Bringing the family together and linking to the outdoor aesthetic.
Sustainable initiatives were incorporated to ensure the home benefitted from natural light and airflow from the north-east, given the narrow inner city site. We included shutters to ensure privacy concerns were considered due to the nature of the location. These serve to direct the airflow into the home as well as adding an aesthetic to the rear of the home.
Lifestyle Design for Red Hill
The functional performance of this renovation provides the family with the exact lifestyle requirements they spoke of during the design brief. The family were looking for increased space, improvements relating to privacy of the individual occupants – both for adults and teenage children, improved connectivity throughout the home, and they were keen to benefit from the location of the property.
Our team of experienced Architects provided architectural design, interior design and landscape design for the entire project. Managing the client’s brief in-house ensured the form and function of the design would match with the expectations of the family. Our firm arranged the tendering process for the clients to ensure the project would be constructed with precision and within budget.
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