In the tree lined streets of Yarralumla this home was an excellent candidate for a few modifications to suit a changing style of living. A focus on a new kitchen was the priority but included in the work was an extension to an existing bedroom as well as the renovation of the parents room, lounge room, two bedrooms, lobby and replacement of the flooring throughout much of the house.
As a finalist for 2019 HIA ACT Renovated Kitchen, this contemporary kitchen takes up pride of place in one wing of the house. The centerpiece is a beautiful island bench with a sleek Alpine White Quantum Quartz waterfall benchtop that blends seamlessly along the joints to return to the flooring. The thick, bold benchtops are balanced by light cabinetry with a few flourishes of colour – the marbled Royal Calacatta single tile splashback and a single horizontal grain cabinet for dashes of contrast. The Select Grade Red Ironbark flooring provides a rich colour that sets off excellently against the white cabinetry and accentuates the grains and features in each unique piece. This luxurious yet functional kitchen was built with quality in mind to serve generations to come.
The lobby was extended and opened out - formerly a reading nook – so the front room had a set of cavity sliders added that can close off to provide a new space for quiet reading. This former reading nook was expanded into to create an additional bedroom while not detracting from the size of the main area. Meanwhile the rear bedroom had an additional section added on to open it out into a proper room suitable for a growing family, and the parents room had an extensive robe installed.
The hardwood flooring was installed throughout much of the house, creating a single unbroken surface that unifies all the separate areas. The effect of all these choices creates a seemingly enormous, light and spacious single space tied together with similar design features and unified themes.
Anna and David