WELCOME HOME!

We are thrilled to welcome home our gorgeous clients and their young family, who recently moved back into their now-dream home on Sydney’s North Shore.

We first introduced you to this charming family six months ago, not long after their highly anticipated demolition day finally arrived.

While we can’t reveal the final results just yet, we are so excited to share some of the amazing progress that has taken place over the past few months.

The exterior of the home was significantly remodelled to allow for balconies off the living spaces. Now opening directly onto the courtyard and garden entertaining area, the new design achieves the perfect indoor-outdoor flow.

The traditional federation style of the home was retained to stay in keeping with the original architecture of the home and suburb aesthetic.

The old rumpus room has been transformed into a family friendly entertainment hub, complete with ample storage and all the comforts of a beautiful yet liveable family home. 

One of the most dramatic spaces to transform was the kitchen and dining area, where walls were removed and reimagined to create a completely open floor plan.

The addition of new timber floors, marble bench tops, appliances and lighting strike the perfect balance for a functional yet timeless space appropriate for a growing young family, as well as entertaining for many years to come.

We look forward to sharing the final images once all the furniture and accessories have been installed.

All images via ©Alexandra Kidd Design

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: THIRD YEAR'S A CHARM

We first met our lovely clients three years ago when we were engaged to create the concept design for their dream family home. The look is a modern interior inside a traditional federation-style Sydney home.

The construction process was subsequently broken into digestible stages, the first of which was an urgent renovation of the bathrooms and wardrobes.

We were thrilled when our clients contacted us earlier in the year ready to progress the construction of phase 2. It was exciting to not only be able to revisit our concept design and realise it’s full potential once again, but also to project manage one of the most anticipated and dramatic demolitions of the year.

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   Our clients and their two small children have moved out whilst we moved in and (carefully!) bulldoze our way through this federation home in order to reveal its full glory and potential!

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   This energetic young family love entertaining, so the kitchen and dining areas are especially important to them.

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   Our clients love being involved in the construction process and seeing the weekly transformation of their home taking shape.

Our clients love being involved in the construction process and seeing the weekly transformation of their home taking shape.

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   No floorboard left unturned!

No floorboard left unturned!

We can’t wait to hand the keys back to our clients and share the final reveal in the 2016!

All images via ©Alexandra Kidd Design

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: BABY ON BOARD

The completion of this project is timed perfectly (fingers crossed!) with the arrival of our client's first baby! We have redesigned this family home to increase the size, amenity and flow of the family room and convert the fifth bedroom into a master bathroom, to make both spaces more practical, liveable and spacious for a young family. The extension to the family and living spaces will provide more open space, perfect for the pitter patter of toddler's feet.

The couple embarked on this journey a year ago with a brief to create a beautiful, warm family home, whilst allowing them to have a luxurious 'parents retreat'. This renovation required demolishing a wall to create a generous master suite with master bathroom and walk in robe. 

Works have commenced and the clock is ticking . . . only 6 weeks to go! It's like our very own episode of The Block! We look forward to sharing photos of the renovation in its entirety in 6 short weeks. Stay tuned.

The wall between two bedrooms has been demolished.

The wall between two bedrooms has been demolished.

New floors are being laid in the bathroom. 

New floors are being laid in the bathroom. 

All images via ©Alexandra Kidd Design