In this Fig Tree Pocket home renovation our clients desired a home with separate private spaces to relax, where they could live for many years as they family aged. The home’s street appeal needs improvement with greater emphasis to be placed on the front door of the house, and a possible pergola structure and pedestrian path to improve this area. Unfortunately the original design of the home was not well thought out so we will need to go a little backwards to go forward in order to turn the negatives around.
A partial front fence and gatehouse that excludes the driveway zone adds to the interest out front and expands the safe zone for young children to play. Additional landscaping on the northside of the driveway will further define this boundary and make this space feel part of the yard space while screening out neighbouring homes. The backyard renovations will include the construction of a deck directly overlooking the long length of the pool. This will provide the new entertaining area with great ventilation and light from the north-east and will be a great spot for a bbq. To the southern side of the house a retractable awning will create a protected area for a clothesline. Additionally on this side will be a new door to provide access from the new entertainment areas.
When guests enter the home there will be a feature wall with a niche for pictures and a balustrade to the side of the stair that will be modified to create interest to this entryway. We will relocate the kitchen to sit between the family room and deck with the long side orientated to the north. We will renovate the existing deck to become an internal space with large doors to open up the room to the new deck. The new kitchen will have a galley feeling with island bench and will look over the new indoor/outdoor space which will include the dining room and informal lounge room. Extending the garage will also provide extra storage for our clients.
A new bridge will cross over the entry with a void space opening up the space upon entrance. The new main bedroom extension on the first floor will project out beyond the wall of the garage. An extensive and large walk-in-robe robe and ensuite will be included in the new main bedroom suite.
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Project Number: 110304
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