Renovation / Extenion Watsonia

Welcome to a transformation story that began with a simple desire – to create a haven for a family of six. When our clients approached us, their vision was clear: extend their existing home to comfortably accommodate two adults and four kids, enhance energy efficiency, and establish a seamless connection to the outdoors with a solar passive design.

The outcome? A stunning, modern family residence that embodies comfort and functionality. Our focus on sustainability shines through, evident in a thoughtfully designed solar passive layout that reduces the carbon footprint.
Step inside, and you’ll discover a spacious open kitchen living dining area, the heart of this beautiful home, seamlessly opening to the lush garden. The kitchen steals the show with its elegant timber cabinetry and a vibrant green splashback, setting the tone for a vibrant and inviting atmosphere.

Throughout the house, bursts of color delight the eye – from the soothing blue tiles in the bathrooms to the bold black splashback in the laundry. The result is a bright, open, and spacious interior, flooded with natural light.

But our commitment to well-being doesn’t stop there. The house isn’t just energy-efficient; it’s also a healthy living space. Thanks to the HRV system, fresh air circulates, creating an environment that promotes health and vitality.

Year completed: 2023

approx. existing 102m2, extension 86m2 – total 188m2 internal area
garage 37m2, alfresco 14m2, front porch 6m2,
total 245m2 under roof

Type of construction:
Retrofit to brick veneer on timber subfloor – new membranes and insulation no existing floor, walls and roof
Extension – timber subfloor, 140mm wall frames, rafter and trussed roof.
uPVC windows including replacing existing

Energy Efficiency: 8.1 stars

Blower Door Test prior to renovation: 34 ACH
Blower Door Test after renovation:  0.93 ACH

Our involvement:
Passive House Calculations, Freedom Concept design and Eco Starter construction documentation
Builder: @alwynprojects
Interior designer: @hehedesign
Styling and photography: @cxc_studio