Purchased some years ago with a future renovation in mind, this beach side home was ripe for renovation. There wasn’t a corner of this home or property that was untouched throughout the renovation.
Our brief was to open up what was a dark, disjointed and confined dining, kitchen and living area to create a sense of space and more natural light. We worked with Casey Caville of Studio 74 who designed the layouts and cabinetry in partnership with our client Judy whose sense of style and clarity of vision made for a great working partnership. Casey worked hard to muster every bit of spare and unused space to make it functional and succeeded.
The considerable wall removal works and the extension of window and external door openings created an instant flow of light front front to rear of the house and tied the exterior and interior spaces. The combination of wide engineered oak floorboards, polished concrete and custom made balustrades is absolutely gorgeous. Add to that the curved island cabinetry, stone bench tops and individual ‘wow’ pieces like the custom made barn door and the home feels just gorgeous to move through. Exterior works including the construction of a brick boundary wall, installation of honed aggregate, patio construction and fencing installation occurred alongside our work inside.
Our work onsite took four months, completing just in time for Santa to arrive, literally! During that period a team of trades bigger than I care to remember worked tirelessly to create a home that well and truly nails its design brief. Our sincere thanks go to them. To our clients, ‘thanks’ just doesn’t encapsulate the trust they placed in us, their accessibility throughout, the kindness they showered the team with and their understanding. Tim and Judy, you are super stars!
And from Tim and Judy…
This was a really important renovation for us to turn a great location into a great home. Kellie and team did all and more that we could have asked of them, and all during the COVID-19 crisis. Through the design and construction everything went well for us. Kellie and team were very professional, took account of what we were seeking and always offered a very professional opinion of the final working outcomes. Kellie’s trades were all very professional and took pride in their work and Kellie’s work to project manage all of this to meet a Christmas deadline was nothing short of a miracle!