Starting life as a small workers cottage on a sloping site at Paddington, Brisbane — this home was in desperate need of some TLC. Our clients wanted to take the big step of moving closer to the city after spending many years in the suburbs. Their brief was to create a home that included spaces for themselves and their older children, but also to create a connection between the home and the outdoors with space for entertaining.
From the street, our design of this home sits seamlessly within its context, while incorporating the modern necessities such as double garage and an inviting entry. The rear however is a modern reinvention with a distinctive bold sloping window frame. The home is fully opened to the rear treed view with a double volume space that can be seen from the main bedroom suite.
The large timber rear sliding doors open the home to the outdoor living and clear plunge pool, which is perfect on a summer’s day.
"We simply could not have achieved the transformation we have today without Allison's knowledge, expertise, ideas and skills at navigating the process from drawing a beautiful design, gaining council approval, engaging with an engineer and builder and completing our project.
A seamless process which was made relatively easy through the approachable, friendly and professional manner of Allison and her team.
From humble beginnings our home is now a blend of old meets new! Allison's design ideas have worked and are functional and practical to live with."