Jun 15, 2010

Project Update :: Woodland Cottage Extension

Here's a snapshot of another current Blue Fruit project 
in the middle of construction. 
You can see the piles of materials! 
This is the new front facade of a house we are extending
in one of Melbourne's garden suburbs,
nestled in beautiful woodland.

Above is the "before" image of the original front facade 
- a 1930s timber cottage.

Because we are in the middle of construction in an incredibly wet Melbourne winter there is MUD everywhere, 
but the clients have a great sense of humour 
and have constructed a
Pirate's Walk the Plank temporary entrance
across the mud pools of what will become the driveway.

A few months ago, the new front wing was beginning to take shape...

The house is being transformed into a light-filled family home, 
with reference to its 1930's origins -
eg. picking up detailing of gables in Shadowclad
and scotia-trimmed fascias, 
shown below over the new front doors.

Inside, we have used a theme of bevelled mirrors, 
also inspired by the 1930s, in the bathrooms. 
The ensuite, below, is one of the first rooms finished.

The gorgeous clients have a wonderful collection of antique furniture
brought to Australia from South Africa - so a palette of creams,
limestone and whites is being used to set off the rich African timbers. 
These wonderful pieces are currently in storage 
or have builder's drapes over them - 
but I can't wait till they can all come out from their covers 
to enjoy their new home.

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