This beautiful old blue stone villa was tired, worn out and had lost it’s charm after ugly ‘tacked on’ 70’s extensions to service the needs of a nursing home. With solid bones, the old building responded perfectly. After an intensive renovation and sustainably designed extension, we were able to bring this blue stone beauty back to life!
The salvaging of this 100 year old Bluestone home was a labour of love, requiring removal of 2 generations of tacked on extensions. A failed nursing home, virtually every aspect of the grand old home had to be remediated back to it’s original intent. Eventually, the soul of the building was recovered with Bluestone features, a hidden cellar and Baltic Pine flooring.
The addition was designed with North facing solar aspect, semi-commercial windows, reclaimed roof trusses from a commercial demolition and Direct Mix Spice polished concrete. Feature joinery and the cellar staircase was prepared with Jarrah from the HMAS Encounter Navy base and other open rafter from Oregon reclaimed from the Cheltenham racecourse.
The fit-out includes a cavity sliding glass door into the recovered archway, feature main bathroom with spa and classic ensuite, Butlers pantry, stone and Jarrah bench tops. Externally the project included an Alfresco area and tasteful landscaping. Investment of the time and attention to recover the grandeur of this classic, century old stone home has returned the owners a beautiful and unique home to hopefully last another 100 years.