Cannon Hill Queenslander
This much loved Interwar Queenslander was in need of an update to cater for the contemporary lifestyle of the owners and their growing family. Rather than the common, yet extremely wasteful, approach of demolition and building new, the owners were keen to retain the existing house and work with it to suit their changing needs.
The residence has been extended by raising the existing Queenslander and building in underneath. The main living areas have been moved to the ground floor to provide larger living, dining and kitchen areas, with a direct connection to the rear garden. A double height covered terrace provides space for family gatherings and entertaining friends.
Positioning the staircase outside the footprint of the existing Queenslander meant there was very little demolition work required to the fabric of the house, making for a cost effective renovation. Minor internal changes include the addition of new wardrobes and ensuite to the main bedroom.
To maintain the character of the Queenslander from the street, the original entry stair has been retained. A new front entrance down the side of the house is clearly identified with a new entry path from the front gate.