Taringa Colonial Renovation and Extension

Taringa Colonial Home Renovation

dion seminara architecture designed a dual pavilion extension including louvred pavilion to Queenslander Colonial home in Taringa.  Details are provided below.

The Clients Requirements:

First floor

Create a new first floor addition consisting of a new large main living, dining space and large kitchen with classic styling. New study and large new deck. To reconfigure part of the existing house to incorporate a main bedroom, large ensuite with double basins, separate WC, large shower. To add onto the existing verandah a new walk-in-robe. To add a new main bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC plus incorporate a linen cupboard.

  1. The new study is to have full height glass walls to capture views into the backyard and out to Toowong village. The study is to be large enough to provide a fourth bedroom for the house.
  2. A small laundry to be incorporated in the kitchen and a large pantry to be provided.
  3. Access from front to back via your verandah.
  4. Add a robe to the guest bedroom.
  5. Add a wide internal stair approximately 1200 wide.
  6. Accommodate a space for a small lift.

Ground Floor

  1. Create new bedroom and bathroom.
  2. New large laundry with utility space open to an external drying area.
  3. Storage space and double garage.
  4. Second living space that flows out to outside deck space.
  5. Accommodate 2 x 10000l water tanks.
  6. Elevate the floor of this level approximately 600mm above the ground, if the height allows

General Project Renovation and Extension Information

The client preferred a classical look on the exterior to blend with their homes current design. I recommended contemporary detailing on the balustrades etc so that the new work reflects it’s time. The interior of the extensions can still have a classic homely feel but can be contemporary at the same time. I recommended bi-fold or multi-sliding doors to link the interior to the exterior.

The new additions could be added in a semi-pavilion format so that an atrium space can be created between new and old and vegetation could be introduced to improve the view from the new main bedroom to the north-east.

We recommend separating new and old on the first floor via some classically styled pivot doors so that there is significant impact  and a great feeling of openness when venturing through these doors into the new additions.

Contact Dion Seminara at Brisbane Architects dion seminara architecture today and transform your home from it’s current state into a wonderful, livable, desirable home.

For your interest there is a quick summary of Taringa architecture below.

Architecture in Taringa

Taringa is about 5 km south-west of the centre of Brisbane.  Taringa’s housing is mostly made up of residential apartments townhouses and old Queenslanders and colonials. However there are some commercial buildings around Moggill Road. The high number of apartments and the fact it is close to the city makes it very popular with students going to UQ and QUT.

Project Number: 060802

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