Camberwell House Extension by Capital Building
Mr. and Mrs. K of Camberwell had a clear idea of their perfect extension and renovation. They approached Capital Building to help them achieve their dream home. We could also see that this extension going to evolve into something special.
After speaking with our head designer Dean, the owners were happy to learn he could translate their vision into a real-world design, within their budget.
Consequent to some consultations with Dean and some redrafts incorporating the owners’ requirements and lifestyle needs, a new home of generous proportions and flowing spaces were designed.
A further and important part of the owners brief was to integrate the new works, unobtrusively, in order to maintain a 1920s era bungalow style and feel.
Some of the specific finishes required by the Ks were the recycled hardwood flooring, roofing, fretwork, veranda detailing, window sills, brackets and other period details. These requests required specialised and extra attention and care from Capital Builders’ various, highly skilled trades.
The existing single story house had a rear extension which was partly re-used but the layout needed to be completely revised to suit the orientation of the property.
The kitchen, meals, family room and study were designed to face north into the rear yard, with the addition of a generous veranda to providing shade yet still letting in the light. There is also a formal dining, lounge/library with master bedroom and vast walk through robe to a generous ensuite.
Upstairs are three double bedrooms, a rumpus room and a large bathroom.
Clearly, this is a complete makeover, with no surface left untouched. Restumping, straightening of old floors, walls, cladding, ceilings, doors and finishes were reworked to obtain this new home finish. The result speaks for itself. This ninety-year-old home is now set to last another ninety years.
Capital Building Contractors specialises in the design and construction of house extensions and renovations. Our aim is to construct homes that provide clients with individual design flexibility to suit their specific budget, whilst using the existing structure to its greatest advantage.
Capital Building Contractors is a Master Builder, accredited ‘Green Living’ Builder and as such, aspires to maximise sustainable design elements and the best possible quality on every project it undertakes.