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By letting two different eras in architecture make their own statements,
the old and new find peace together in this unique build.
This original 1950s home, set on a full-size block,
needed a little facelift along with an extension
to create extra room for entertaining. The client
wanted to retain all the original features and restore
the home to its former glory, while building a new,
modern and contemporary extension that was
completely different to the restoration.
This posed a challenge for Mondo Exclusive
Homes and designer Brian Wheatland from
Homeview, both of whom worked through many
possibilities before finalising an outcome. Under
the direction of Raw Kershaw Snr – a carpenter
familiar with traditional woodwork techniques –
saving and recycling materials for the restoration
was paramount, and using what was already on
site required lateral thinking to incorporate old
materials into a refurbished finish.
Original art deco leadlight windows were
fully restored and re-installed, and all original
floorboards were polished as new. The front of the
home sits comfortably on the street, presenting
a polished look that sits within its era. The new
area to the rear of the home gives the feeling of
stepping forward in time, completed with high-
end products sourced from local suppliers. The
fresh kitchen, lounge and dining area opens to
a contemporary alfresco and pool. This lovely new
rear elevation is surrounded in silicone-jointed
glass so as not to obstruct the view from inside.
The finished design blends art deco restoration
with an ultra-modern extension, respecting the
two eras and letting them speak for themselves.
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