Vicki and Chris are keen gardeners, with an existing beautifully landscaped rear garden and vegetable patch. Their brief to us was for a modern renovation to open up the ground floor of the house, reconfigure some aspects of the ground floor while allowing easy access to their stunning garden.
In addition the client wanted plans for a first floor addition drawn up. Their intention was to update the house for future sale without overcapitalising. The objective was to maximise the potential re-sale value whilst appealing to a mass market. The short time frame allowed for CDC (Comply and Develop Certificate) only, as a DA (Development Application) process could potentially have extended the timeframe beyond the requirements of the client.
Two options were prepared for the client, with the second, more expansive option being chosen. This included a small extension to the ground floor as well as the first floor addition.
The CDC was approved, the project constructed and the property was sold within nine months of completion.
The landscaping had already been completed by Joanne Green Landscapes. The Project Architect, Kirrili, wanted to compliment this by using and incorporating the existing material palette.
Director – Jo Gillies
Project Architect – Kirrili Zimmer
“The creative wonder of Jo and Kirrili transformed our original 1960’s house into a modern and functional home, thoughtfully integrated with the outdoors. Not only were they both perceptive about our needs in terms of design, style and cost but they were also able to tap into the sensitivities of how we like to live.
Using a basic frame of initial thoughts and ideas they proceeded to create a stunning flawless plan oozing with inspiration, enhancement and practicality. We were completely stunned and seduced with what was presented to us. To top it off, Jo and Kirrili were not only extremely professional, responsive, accommodating and supportive they were really easy, fun and enjoyable to work with. The foundation of their design excellence, cooperative team work and high quality construction achieved this delightful renovation outcome far exceeding our expectations. We just love our new home. Jo and Kirrili … you are simply spectacular. Thank you very very much.”