Chelmer – 1920s classic Queenslander

Owners Dream

A big white classic, Georgian Queenslander townhouse for her family to live and play in, with lasting value and spaces for art, music and entertaining.

Site Condition

Three previous rounds of alterations and additions had left this 1920s Queenslander with little connection between house and garden.

Design Solution

Lift the house and move it forward on the block to accommodate a tennis court. Create new living areas downstairs that flow outdoors to the classic garden. Create spacious open verandahs upstairs. Retain focus on an internal stairwell to unify formal space arrangements, and apply carefully chosen colour and classic materials throughout.

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Our Happy Clients

For an architect, Jan’s not an idiot.

Dave Maguire Builder

Jan, you did a fantastic job translating our unformed ideas into a classy home, fulfilling all our requirements. We are most impressed that you were able to design such a unique and spacious home on a small block and yet one that blends in with the ambience of the suburb without being ostentatious. Your choice of building materials was inspired and the design incorporating the high ceiling in the living/dining/kitchen area impresses everyone who sees it. We also appreciated your no-nonsense, straightforward, approach to the whole project. Congratulations on a great job

Lola & Ian Binch Owners

Builders build, tradies trade, but the architect has the vision and ideas. Thanks Jan for your wonderful suggestions.

Stephen Stone Owner

Best use of a steep site

PlaceMate designs topped the state at the Queensland Master Builders Association Housing & Construction Awards for best use of a sloping site over $250,000 for two contemporary townhouses built on a 500sqm site that dropped 10 meters from a busy road. All four bedrooms and living areas captured the city views.

 

Best renovation $250-$500,000

PlaceMate designs took home the prize at the Queensland Master Builders Association Housing & Construction Awards for the best renovation $250,000 – $500,000 for a 1910 cast concrete Californian bungalow-style house in Indooroopilly. The winning design unified alterations undertaken in the 50s, 70s and 80s and added a new wing.

Recognised in The Courier-Mail

PlaceMate’s skills were recognised in The Courier-Mail in January 2016 for our transformation of a Shorncliffe residence originally built around 1910.

Registered with Board of Architects Queensland

Registration Number 2457

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