The brief from owners Andrew and Nicole was to renovate and extend their elevated home in Darwin that was in original condition.
They wanted aesthetically appealing additions that would not only add value to their home but would suit their lifestyle requirements which included having a large outdoor undercover area to enjoy NT living.
The home was changed from a three bedroom, family and one bathroom to three bedrooms and three bathrooms, family and study, home with an extended outdoor undercover living area.
The existing kitchen was to be demolished and changed into a study area, with timber flooring to blend with the existing parquetry flooring.
The extension upstairs included a kitchen with walk in pantry, free standing range hood, island bench with stone waterfall ends and an unimpeded view of the new extended outdoor living area and backyard.
The window height was designed to provide this.
The extension upstairs included adding a walk in robe, ensuite with double shower heads, double vanity with stone bench top and toilet for the main bedroom.
The floor to the ensuite was lowered to allow for flow through walking instead of a step up.
The front verandah was extended from the original size to run the complete length of the home and included the roof needing to be relined and re sheeted.
The original wire balustrading, the owners wanted, was changed to powder coated balustrading.
The walls of the new extension area were clad to keep a consistent pattern and look from the old to the new.
Downstairs the plans had pavers which changed from concrete to stencilled concrete.
The two car parking was changed to four car undercover parking and provided another undercover outdoor area to utilise and relax in.
The existing family area downstairs had a bathroom with shower, vanity with stone bench top and toilet added.
This bathroom can now be used by visitors staying and anyone utilising the pool area.
They can shower and toilet after leaving the pool and not traipse water through the main home.