Brisbane Queenslander Renovation (Built 2015)

Owner’s Dream

The owner of this Queenslander cottage wanted to complete a total makeover-before-sale to capitalise on the return of this investment property. The owner originally bought the property as a student in the ’80s.

 

Site Condition

Located near the heart of Brisbane CBD, long-term rental had left this charming blue worker’s cottage dark, dirty and neglected. The deck and stairs were rotting away, and scrub turkeys had made a mess of the back yard. A trusted local real estate agent valued the property at $850,000.

 

Architectural Designer Solution

PlaceMate Architects designed a transformative renovation for both the interior and exterior of the house. The beautiful Queenslander property was restored to its former glory and the property sold before auction for $1.12m with a $360,000 net profit for the owner.

 

Project Partners

 

Builder

Phil Maher

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Client & Partner Testimonials

For an architect, Jan’s not an idiot.

Dave Maguire Builder

PlaceMate made my house into a home – my home. It’s the little things about this space that make it mine. From the display cabinet in main entrance to the pink hatch I requested in the bathroom, this space has been transformed to suit my needs. The team came up with suggestions that they presented in a way that was easy to visualise. The process was quick, the communication was clear, and their imagination was invaluable.  

Alaska Montford Owner

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

Best use of a steep site

PlaceMate topped the state for best use of a sloping site over $250000 at the Queensland Master Builders Association Housing & Construction Awards. The award was for the design of two contemporary townhouses built on a 500sqm site that dropped 10m from a busy road. All the bedrooms and living areas captured picturesque city views.

 

Best renovation $250-$500,000

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

Recognised in The Courier-Mail

PlaceMate’s skills were recognised in The Courier-Mail 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.