Randwick 4

Having been unsatisfactorily altered 15 years ago, this Randwick architectural renovation required a significant redesign to the federation home bungalow, in order to bring light and energy to a family home. Located in a friendly neighbourhood which boasts a variety of other DKC projects (Randwick 1, Randwick 2, Randwick 3), the project brief was about creating modest but effective transformation which would shape how our client related to their home.

Our design, through a total replan, successfully achieved a radical transformation that took advantage of its favourable north facing aspect. Previously, the kitchen and living areas were cramped, lacked light and the build quality was very poor. With the addition of an upper level bedroom and ensuite we were able to completely reorientate the house, connecting the key living spaces physically and visually to the garden, filling the house with light and air and ensuring it has a long and renewed life.

Our goal was to create spaces that the family wanted to inhabit and interact within. We placed particular emphasis on the open plan living and dining room and kitchen that made for a lively, airy and light filled setting.

With dramatic curving walls, interior finishes, and a wide collection of Asian art and artefacts, this modern renovation has a unique edge that now accurately reflects our client’s taste. Key to this project was thus developing a close relationship with our client and taking the time to understand their needs and aspirations for their family home. It became a highly engaging and collaborative project in which the designers and clients held mutual respect for each other.

Now completed, this Randwick architectural renovation has, as hoped, successfully transformed the way in which the family live in their home. The project proves that renovations aren’t always about the opportunity to create flashy and superficial aesthetic design choices, but can dramatically change how one lives and interacts within their home. The total replan has created a tranquil light-filled living environment that breathes and connects.


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