The bones were there: the house had a Northerly aspect, beautiful original cornices, a double arch in the hall and marble fire places. A 70’s renovation tacked onthe back was demolished and the front reinstated with a modern extension built including open plan living dining kitchen laundry and playroom which wrapped around a
fully tiled black wet edge pool and entertaining deck.
The front garden design was based around a central fountain with a Parterre garden either side and a bluestone path complementing the Victorian facade. A hedge of Murraya bordered the path which screened the driveway and enclosed the space. The central fountain not only provided a lovely entry, but gave the two front rooms and hall a pretty garden aspect.
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