The brief for this renovation was to restore the dining/ lounge/family room and add a verandah to provide a covered walkway for this historic house, matching the original beauty and character. In addition, a Juliet balcony finished in iron balustrades was placed on the top level, and provides a picturesque visage to the front of the home.
Using photographs and sketches of homes from the same era, fineries such as the lace and fretwork on the verandah were made to look as though they had always been there. All posts on the verandah were custom-made so that no bolts or nails are visible. Original doors and ceiling heights were maintained.
Upon completion, only the staircase and a bay window in the lounge remained as original pieces. Everything else was replaced with custom-made joinery or timber and products sourced specifically for this job, including the studs, rafters, joinery, piles, floors and linings.
Bradford Gold insulation, gas cooking and water heating, a Jotul cast iron wood burner and a nightstore were installed to provide comfort that would not be possible in an original 19th Century dwelling.