Sited on a picturesque vineyard was an 80’s style brick veneer home that just couldn’t be worked into the design and functionality of the clients brief for a Hampton’s style home that looked like it had been there for years, so it had to be demolished.
Some of the particular features and challenges include:
- Traditional Welsh Slate roof
- Copper gutters and downpipes
- The exterior of the house has been clad in, shingles, timber weatherboards, sandstone, bagged brickwork, and rendered windowsills.
- New Guinea Rosewood windows and doors, with double-glazing.
- Carved sandstone wine bottle water feature
- Recycled spotted gum timber flooring
- Custom cut, large format marble tiles to ensuite and bathroom
- Marble kitchen bench tops and hand painted kitchen cabinets
- Sandstone fireplace
- The joinery in the cellar was all timber that had been salvaged from the old house that was demolished
- Every single material in the cellar is recycled. Including the furniture.
- The shelving in the cellar is recycled wine barrels
- The chandelier in the cellar was custom made
- There’s a dumbwaiter from the cellar that moves between the different levels of the house.
- The clients are keen gardeners and wanted the existing garden and landscape that surrounded the original house to be retained. To ensure their protection, perimeter site fencing was erected which made it awkward on site, as there was no longer much room to move.