The Richmond Hill area is endowed with period homes, many from the Victorian period and those built in the early 20th century. This red brick Edwardian-style home was virtually in original condition when bought by our clients, a professional couple.
The Traditional Custodians of this land
Gross Floor Area
Moving discreetly from past to present
Located in a heritage-listed precinct, this house fortunately retained many of its period details, such as fireplaces and ceiling rosettes, along with original leadlight windows in the two front rooms.
Given the beautiful original features such as the pitched terracotta tiled roof and ornate chimneys, council made the unusual request to set back any first-floor addition towards the rear of the property, completely nestled behind the original roofline and completely discrete from the street.
Making your way through the home, heritage gives way to a spacious open plan kitchen, dining and living area. The decorative plaster ceilings and timber floors in the original part of the home make way for polished concrete floors, bagged and rendered brick walls and timber-battened ceilings, the latter extending to the exterior soffits to allow for alfresco dining.
“We appreciate the use of tactile materials that add depth, warmth and local relevance to projects.”
– Kate Burchell, Senior Interior Designer
A story told through materiality
A Tasmanian oak ceiling brings warmth and texture to off-set the colder materials underfoot.
A marble-clad island bench and stainless-steel benches in the kitchen, complement the timber veneer joinery.
Burnished concrete floors compliment the old timber floors in the original part of the home.