Residential alterations – stages 1 and 2


Completed – 2022


New life for an old bird in Northcote.

Built in 1945 and held by the same family for decades, this old bird was in need of some TLC when the clients purchased it in 2017. Stage 1 of the renovation involved removing a wall to opened up the kitchen and dining area as well as splitting the overly large laundry in two to create a butler’s pantry  and separate laundry. The bathroom was refurbished and new paint finish and flooring was installed throughout. The clients requested the proposed layout be designed with a future extension in mind…

Stage 2 of the renovation has added two further bedrooms, an ensuite and massive rooftop terrace while preserving the works undertaken in the initial renovation. Large sliding doors and a section of curved glazing open the living space up to the beautiful rear garden which now includes a plunge pool and spiral stairs up to the roof terrace.

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Gilly – Before and After

At the start of the process we didn’t know what we wanted, we just knew that the existing house had great potential. Rosie really helped to clarify what we wanted to achieve through the renovation. For us, we didn't have much experience with renovating or visualising how things would look. Even if you think you've got a general idea of what you want and how to go about it, once you get into the design process, making decisions, looking at all the options, the guidance and troubleshooting of an architect is invaluable.

Melanie van Diemen

We were blown away by the outcome! It certainly created a whole new energy and flow in the house. We've been living here six months and it’s still is a joy to come home to every day.

Rohan Singleton

Existing Plan

Stage 1 – Plan

Stage 2 – Plan