Not only have Salem and Franca added an additional storey to their home, they also saw this as an opportunity to restore and refurbish other parts of their 70s abode.
“To keep the exterior of the home in line with the rest of the home’s coastal aesthetic, we enhanced the front elevation by adding feature stonework and coastal cladding,” Salem said.
“To make way for their new extension, the ground floor was transformed and the front entry was relocated from the side of the house to the front and the home where a new porch was also included.
“We also went from having no street presence, to a fantastic front entrance which has completely transformed the home. It was a great suggestion from Angelo, even though we were reluctant to do it at the start, but he was spot on with the recommendation.
“Walking in from the entrance of the home, we now have a spectacular view when you walk in and the void allows the light to cascade down.
“One of the minor bedrooms was altered to make way for the staircase void which now leads to the third floor.
“And we also removed walls in the living area to create an open-plan space, rendered the existing balcony and installed new glass sliding doors.”
Franca said apart from the third storey parent’s retreat, the extension and remodelling of the kitchen was her favourite part of the renovation.
“The kitchen is completely unrecognisable from the original and I now have a scullery and a 3D skylight, something I have always wanted,” Franca said.