Heritage meets contemporary in this remarkable makeover of an original home in Sydney transforming a Victorian terrace into a simply beautiful, light and comfortable modern residence whilst conserving and embracing the charm, character and beauty of days gone by. The end result, conceived and executed by Love Life Projects, Sydney’s trusted North Shore building company, is a slick, urban take on a traditional terrace with vastly improved natural light and general liveability.
The original 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house was small, dark, and dingy with the typical terrace flaws of poor light, narrow stairs and cramped split levels with no real provision for outdoor living. Not surprisingly, the detailed client’s brief required a reno that allowed plenty of sunlight into the home and ensured the old and new came together seamlessly in an enticing fusion of past, present and future.
The end result is a dramatic transformation of dark and dingy into a fresh, bright, light-filled home that simply oozes appeal and beautiful liveability.
A glass wall instead of balustrading safeguards a feature staircase that seems to float between the upper floor and tranquil, airy downstairs kitchen and living area.
Woodform cladding on the exterior, follows through to join the internal ceiling with meticulous detailing ensuring each timber lines up perfectly from outside to inside for continuity of lines. The wooden warmth contrasts gorgeously with exposed brick walls enhancing the raw charm colour and character of the indoor and outdoor living spaces.
The bedrooms are bright and light, completed in soothing antique whites and the master bedroom has an original hearth in pride of place. The bathrooms have a lux vibe also created in a restrained pallet of whites enhancing feelings of elegance and space.
Custom glass stacking doors, floor to ceiling rear glass and custom glass roof skylights allow endless natural light into all corners of the home and ensures much greater use of the courtyard as an exterior space. From all aspects, the house flows freely with the merged outside and inside areas