Kathleen was an opportunity to show our full skill-set in the re-development of a century old residence and the extension of a cutting edge, energy efficient new home to the rear of the site. The amalgamation of the two lots allowed for extensive landscaping, Alfresco living and a swimming pool. The home has seamlessly blended the original beauty of the heritage building with a new hint of coastal essence.
The existing home was stripped back to its bones with upgrading of existing structural elements and the cosmetic make up of new linings, claddings and finishes, coupled with the installation of a new bathroom, guest room, gym and study. Meticulous repair of the original ceiling rose work, stained glass windows and heritage fireplaces added to the warmth and ambience of the existing residence.
Featuring 3 Bed, 2 Bath and 2 separate living areas, the new home included wonderful recycled Jarrah floor boards, Mosaic feature tiling, internal timber ceiling and wall linings, Calacutta stone benchtops and an array of complimenting cabinetry fit-out and finishes. Views to the Cottesloe pine trees from the 1st floor bedrooms and living areas nestled the home in a tranquil setting.
Kathleen is a credit to our clients vision to maintain the authentic feel of the old and chic style of the new. Neil Cownie’s ability to bring the two styles together to blend as one beautiful home is an astonishing success and we are incredibly proud to have been involved in the creation of this family home that no doubt will be well lived in for many more years to come.
Finalist - Renovation/Addition Project $1,500,001 & Over
Finalist - Greensmart Energy Efficiency
Neil Cownie Architect