What lies beneath the finishes and fixtures was similarly impressive.
A truly impressive result with a very dramatic interior that mirrors the amount of difficult structural work that was implemented on the existing residence to create this impressive space.
The original two storey art deco inspired house underwent significant internal demolition and reconfiguration to the original footprint to create more functionality and synergy for modern living, increasing floor space and opening up to the rear northerly aspect. Remedial work was undertaken where possible to maintain the structural grandness together with it’s unique deco character and a high level of innovative design elements and modern conveniences have assisted to create a truly spectacular entertaining home.
Traditional trade contractors utilized their craftsmanship to ensure the new work blended with the existing. Existing brick chimney was removed and the roof was repaired together with replacement tiles where required. A combination of new timber and steel windows and doors were installed. Remedial work to existing curved metalwork balustrades and roofing elements and restoration of the original spiral staircase.
The well-resourced selection of materials and finishes was chosen respectfully to the art deco era breathing fresh life into this home and the result is nothing short of glamourous. The existing ground floor footprint underwent an extension to incorporate an open plan kitchen/ dining area complete with a new cellar and retrofit of an elevator.
“Not only did Urban Habitats provide us with an excellent product but they made the whole experience as stress free for us as owners as possible. Very quickly into the project we established a trust on both cost and the quality of their work.”
– Ms. J, Medindie
This project acknowledges Susanna Bilardo, Enoki Design.
2016 Winner – MBA Building Awards
Excellence in a Renovation or Addition over $1m
“Urban Habitats completed major renovations and refurbishments to this substantial 1920’s Art Deco home. They significantly contributed to the design and managed this complex build extremely well. The project included major remedial works, extensive new wet areas over two levels, installing an ‘outdoor’ kitchen ‘indoors’ and achieving a high standard of finishes overall. The client is very happy and has subsequently commissioned them to undertake their next residential project.”