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Having added a second storey to this property for
the previous owners in the 1990s, Addstyle felt
a personal connection with this project, making
it a privilege to be involved once again.
In addition, this home is an important part of
Perth’s history, having been built in the late 1800s
for a former governor.
The brief for this project centred on the
clients’ two children, who had reached driving
age, requiring additional parking space. They
also wanted a dedicated gym room, and to
renovate the kitchen and update the wet areas
on the ground floor.
Addstyle remodelled the existing garage
and also added a second, freestanding garage
to the front of the home. At the rear, a separate
gym was designed and built in the Federation-
style of the home.
The existing laundry, bathroom and powder
room was demolished and rebuilt, retaining
original features such as the leadlight windows.
The period mouldings and fretwork were
The kitchen was also renovated in a design that,
while contemporary, takes its inspiration from the
19th century style of the home, with features such
as timber frieze block framing, recessed display
cabinet, ceiling rose and period light switches.
Externally, new areas of the front facade were
tuck-pointed, new windows were matched to the
originals and double-hung, Dutch gables were
replicated, and many items were retained, such as
the roof’s bargeboard and scribe.
The level of attention to detail in this home
is rarely seen in modern construction, and
Addstyle was pleased the clients allowed it to
apply this to the new areas, paying homage
to the home’s architectural heritage.
The success of this project can largely be
attributed to the unstinting time and effort that
was spent on the design and construction detail,
and a wonderful working relationship between
Addstyle and the clients.
Addstyle Master Builders
The renovation and extension of this grand 1800s home blends
traditional methods and materials with modern practicality.
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