Project Summary
Project Type Federation renovation and extension
Construction Cost $525,000
Completion Status Completed May 2013
Project Duration Seven Months
Architect Contemporary Architecture

Project Description:

Located in a heritage street in Kirribilli, this federation-era home is receiving a major renovation with a rear extension and first floor addition. Restoring this house back to its original beauty includes creating archways and decorative brickwork to circular windows, while the rear of the home introduces contemporary style living spaces and kitchen, tastefully integrated to complement the surrounding houses.


As a heritage building, the front façade had to remain unaffected by the renovation. This impacted on the available space for the new second floor. The master bedroom is nestled in the roof space meaning every beam and rafter has to be carefully aligned to give the perfect finish, as it was also the ceiling frame.

Before and After Transformations

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“It’s very interesting to see the construction process for the new rear extension, literally from the ground up. I pick up the mail each day so have seen its progress, which looks very orderly.

Kevin is very easy to get on with, and keeps things tidy (as far as a construction site can be tidy). He turns on the watering system for a period each day to keep Helen’s garden going.

Neighbours have reported minimal disturbance from the work to date and I have received a number of compliments on the letter you dropped off at the start of the project.

I’d be very happy to provide comment about the team delivering our place…your Kevin is excellent. He’s on top of things, the site/work is well organised, he works well with the various trades/contractors and is happy to explain anything that needs to be clarified. We are very pleased that you picked him as foreman for our project.

Mark is very mindful about everything happening on site, especially with program. He certainly keeps the momentum up.”

Helen & Glenn, Kirribilii