Urban appeal | SA Garden and Home
Last updated on 17 October 2016

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These owners decided to buy the worst house in the best location and, luckily for them, their daughter is a professional architect. She knew exactly how to give the building a modern identity while at the same time keeping as much of the existing structure as possible.

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The first step was to reconfigure the interior spaces to create the open-plan living area and bedrooms the owners wanted. “We effectively transformed a 297m2 four bedroom, two bathroom house into a 413m2 four bedroom, three bathroom house with a guest loo,” they boast. The roof was also removed and a lounge added to the mezzanine level resulting in a double-volume entrance and main lounge. The overall effect is one of light and space.

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AT A GLANCE

Architect:  Leigh Bishop.

Client:   A married couple with a professional architect as a daughter.

Client Brief:  To update an old house, but retain the existing footprint to keep costs down.

House:  A 413m2 home with open-plan living areas.

 

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