Working within the limitations of the existing form of the house and site, the clients wanted to create a more streamlined, child-friendly and contemporary home. The design required creative solutions to a number of existing and conflicting features including balconies on the street facing bedroom windows, unresolved layouts from previous alterations to the dwelling, two curved staircases, a highly exposed roof top terrace, and a vaulted ceiling over a mezzanine addition.
A number of outdated features were removed and a new contemporary aesthetic was developed, utilising clean lines and neutral colours which reflect light into the south-orientated house. A new staircase and glass balustrades were installed to provide a sleek solution to child-proofing the home, and the bathrooms were refurbished to continue the simple, contemporary aesthetic throughout the house. Externally, the balconies at the front of the house where removed and replaced with sleek sunshades and louvers to control the sun from the north and provide better ventilation opportunities. The exterior of the dwelling was painted and refurbished and a new timber garage door installed to refresh the overall proportions and presentation of the home.