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Bulimba Workers Cottage Renovation

Architectural style

Bulimba Workers Cottage Renovation Proposal

This Bulimba Workers Cottage renovation lifted and extended the home by cantilevering the rear deck over an existing pool.

The renovation now features contemporary spaces for living, working, socializing, and outdoor relaxation. The vast open-concept design now provides an optimal internal living environment. While taking the site’s constraints into consideration, this renovation maximized the floor area for the site as efficiently as possible. The maximum height limit was also met as much as possible to achieve three levels of the building. Wherever possible, this renovation also challenged flexible regulations to ensure the most optimal outcome for the client.

The new building will be clearly integrated with the existing cottage house. This existing portion of the home will, therefore, retain its unique characteristics and provide closed spaces for more personal or private use. It then branches into the new modules which will provide our clients with the contemporary lifestyle they desire. The central core of the home connects living and dining areas with laundry facilities for easy accessibility. The tiled ground floor also offers protection and durability to cope with the demands of having increased wet areas from the outdoor terrace and pool.

In summary, this design addressed the client’s requirements for a modern lifestyle within the constraints of the site, all the while taking into consideration issues related to the Demolition Control Precinct which the house is within. It also allows for some vertical adjustment if required.

Bulimba workers cottage renovation

Renovation Details

This split-level home will have 3 bedrooms and a bathroom at the front of the site. The master bedroom will be located on the upper level of the home, with the possibility of a large His & Hers walk-in closet. It will also have a large ensuite with double shower, separate water closet, and His & Her basins.

The first floor of the new unit will also consist of an open plan kitchen, living, and dining area which then opens out to a large covered deck. The position of a BBQ will need to be taken into future consideration. Timber veneer will be used in the internal living space and bamboo flooring may be incorporated as well.

A streamlined kitchen with an open bench will also be incorporated.

The new home will be climate controlled through central air.
A galley-style study will also be incorporated into the new home.
Laundry facilities should be located near the kitchen and they should have access to a drying deck.
The main entertainment room should be located on the ground floor of the new home.
A cellar and powder room will also be included.

Contact dion seminara architecture today to discuss your exciting renovation possibilities.

Suburb history

Bulimba Architecture

Bulimba is located approximately 4 km south-east of Brisbane city centre and falls under the Division of Griffith. Although it used to be a farming area in the 1820s, the land was eventually subdivided in the 1880s. Today, the architectural landscape is a mix of old Queenslanders, post-war homes, modern apartments, and luxurious residences with city views.

Contact us today to be part of the future architecture of Bulimba.

Project Number: 070101

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