This Victoria Point renovation included internal changes and new additions using a variety of materials to achieve a contemporary home.
A new double carport with contemporary metal roof cover and form is to be established on the south-west front corner of the site. It was agreed that a driveway width would be left between the western side boundary and the carport to allow access to the back of the property for a boat and other “G” man cave toys. A new sliding gate/ fence arrangement to 2m high can be established on the front alignment without being considered illegal building works. This could be solid in front of the carport to contain vehicles and isolate them front the street. New gardens should be established at the front of the house to soften and balance the building work additions. Drainage will need to be considered to the eastern side given a large amount of ponding water. A new gatehouse, more landscaping and entry path will be established up the eastern side leading through to a new front door. Pergola beams will be used to create a colonnade effect along this pathway.
The Victoria Point renovation client’s existing garage will be re-built into a two-storey structure. On the ground floor will be a new entertainment room/adults lounge. A larger sliding door will contain this space from the existing living area. This space will be designed to try to take full advantage of the view opportunity. This new space will have visual and access connection to your existing pool area. Additional storage cupboards will be incorporated where possible. A new external storage area from the entry path will be created with roller shutters to create secure storage for bikes etc. A new internal stair will be established to the new first floor. A new entry will be established with direct access into the living room regardless of whether the kitchen position is altered or not. Locating the kitchen on the northern wall of the house and relocating the laundry to a spot where it can have a direct connection to an external drying area. New bi-fold or stacker doors with screening will extend across the back of the house. New bi-fold or stacker windows will be incorporated into the northern end of the kitchen, in this way, there will be full supervisor capability from the main living area over the backyard. We recommend incorporating a study/ sewing nook off the dining space and large storage cupboards. A new entertainment nook for the TV
A new outdoor room is proposed directly out from the new dining and kitchen areas. This space could have built-in seating, external kitchen (BBQ), insect screening and a high ceiling to capture as much northern light as possible. The backyard is to also accommodate a veggie patch and chook pen.
In order to cater for the Victoria Point renovation client’s immediate needs of a private workspace and future potential needs for more bedrooms and a separated/private main bedroom, a new first floor will be created above the new entertainment room. This will have space for a bedroom, office, ensuite, robe and internal stair. Of course, we will try to capture the view. As a first stage, the new first floor would is to be built to lockup only with very limited finishes, eg floor covering, paint and lighting.
A combination of materials can be incorporated overtime to give the clients home a contemporary feeling without looking bland. With regard to all new additions it is proposed to have a contemporary roof form and for this to be clad in metal in direct contrast to the existing roof. Through screening and other materials, we will create a distinct architectural outcome with good balance and proportion, a timeless effect. Contact Dion Seminara Brisbane Architects today to discuss your exciting renovation ideas.
Victoria Point has mid-sized mostly new houses. Victoria Point is approx 33 kilometres from the Brisbane city centre. Contact us today to be part of the future architecture of Victoria Point.
Project Number: 091004
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