Creating a functional modern home, whilst maintaining the home’s classic characteristics is not an easy achievement. The renovation of this Wahroonga home by leading North Shore building and design team, Love Life Projects has been expertly executed and is a shining example of how to get the balance ‘just right’.
Situated on one of the area’s most prestigious streets, on a huge 1851m2 block, a key objective in the transformation of ‘Carrington Lodge’ was to stay true to the original French pavilion/boutique style of the home, whilst improving the floor plan and adding extra living space.
Whilst the changes to the façade may not have been significant, inside is a totally different story. The home has been opened up substantially to create a modern space, perfect for family living.
At the centre of the home is an expansive open-plan, kitchen, living and dining area with high ceilings and feature timber flooring that flows through the entire area. With a new island bench, the stunning chef’s kitchen includes an amazing amount of storage, corian stone bench-tops, and new state of the art, European appliances.
The home is flooded with light, thanks to extensive skylights and walls of stacking French doors and arched windows – a design characteristic that has been maintained throughout the home including the bay windows in the master bedroom and formal lounge at the front of the home.
The stackable doors open on two sides to a large, covered alfresco area, creating a seamlessness between the interior and exterior living areas. An entertainers dream, the alfresco includes a built-in gas fireplace and barbeque, and a wall mounted television. Stunning sandstone paving covers the entire space and the surrounds of the sparkling 11 metre swimming pool.
The main home has a total of five generously proportioned bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms all of which were updated. At the front of the home the cobblestone driveway leads to a new ‘barn-style’ garage that accommodates three cars, extensive storage, AND a completely self-contained flat!
With their full service approach, Love Life Projects also designed the landscaping of the property which consists of traditional, manicured gardens consistent with the European style of the home. The front of the property was also opened up to enhance the home’s street appeal. Overall the project is an outstanding example of blending old with new.
Focused predominantly in Sydney’s North Shore, Love Life Projects are a boutique building company specialising in new luxury homes and complete home transformations and provide a ‘design to completion’ service.
In order to ensure that each and every project is completed to the highest of standards with the same exceptional attention to detail as this luxury Sydney renovation, Love Life Projects only undertake a handful of projects each year.
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