Holland Park – Extreme renovation

Owners Dream

To retire to a large comfortable home, beside a pool and garden where family and friends would be welcome.

Site Condition

This three-roomed narrow Queensland cottage sat on a high ridge and featured enclosed verandahs on both sides with views to the Taylor Range, Mt Cotton and the city that couldn’t be seen from inside the house. Previously in the hands of an elderly owner for 40 years, what remained of its charming cottage garden had become dilapidated.

Design Solution

Lift the house to create three bedrooms upstairs. Build in open-plan living rooms underneath and extend the guest area and garages down the hill. Gut the original house and re-create in traditional style, with a country kitchen as the hub of the house. Traditional and crafted detailing throughout.

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Our Happy Clients

We knew we only had one chance to get the look and the acoustics right and the room also needed to work if we ever sold the home.PlaceMate took into account not just the acoustics, but also the aesthetics of the room. We are delighted with their work

Greg & Trish Elgar Brisbane

PlaceMate is trustworthy. If they say they’ll do something, they do it. The finished product makes us all look good. Some architects are really expensive, and the owners have to wait a year to see them. PlaceMate gives just as good a service, quicker and at a reasonable price

Nathan Forbes Rise Constructions

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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Placemate Architects works with successful and innovative clients. Together we achieve significant and lasting transformations of cities, houses and landscapes.