NEW SPACES, OLD WORLD CHARM

Construction is well under way on our #HolbrookAvenue project! We are giving this 100-year-old apartment a complete face lift by transforming it into a luxurious modern apartment with a hint of its original heritage charm.

Our builder is full steam ahead, spending the first few days on site knocking out existing walls and ripping up the well-worn carpet and underlying floor boards, soon be replaced with timeless herringbone parquetry!

We will retain the existing panelling details but modernise with a fresh coat of paint throughout

We will retain the existing panelling details but modernise with a fresh coat of paint throughout

The herringbone parquetry will recreate the era of the original home. 

The herringbone parquetry will recreate the era of the original home. 

We have boldly created a statement opening in the existing dining room wall to create a larger, modern living space. This immediately created a beautiful sense of connection between the dining and living spaces, with better light filtration and flow, perfect for our entertaining-loving clients and their extended family. Stay tuned to see the installation of a dining banquette in this space!

Before . . . 

Before . . . 

. . . and after the dramatic wall removal. 

. . . and after the dramatic wall removal. 

Meanwhile the bathrooms are also starting to take shape.

By moving an adjoining wall between the bathroom and powder room by just a fraction, it was enough to create two new full-sized bathrooms. In the larger of the two we are also adding a necessary but hidden laundry by stealing space from the existing hallway cupboard. To top it off we will relocate the washing machine from the kitchen and introduce a new dryer and sink.

Two bathrooms are better than one! 

Two bathrooms are better than one! 

Last but not least, the kitchen is being fitted out with brand new joinery and appliances. The design will be reminiscent of the old joinery, but with rich timber veneer finishes, fresh white paint, luxe brass accents and modern glass cupboards.

The heart of the home has been stripped bare . . . 

The heart of the home has been stripped bare . . . 

. . . ready for its stunning makeover. 

. . . ready for its stunning makeover. 

We can’t wait to put this charming apartment back together and see it in a brand new light!

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