Ardmore Rd

Services Required:

  • Heritage Architecture /Restoration
  • Contemporay Lifestyle Design

Project Scope

This formerly neglected home is situated in the Herne Bay Avenues. The brief for this project was challenging: create a six car garage with a bar on the lower level, completely reconfigure the house to provide for an indoor-outdoor kitchen and pool area, without detracting from the heritage values of the villa and remaining within the rules of the Conservation overlay and Residentual 1 zoning.

Our Solution

A significant excavation including engineered retention of the working fireplaces on the first floor. To accommodate tight vehicle parking, a turntable was recessed into the garage floor.

The upper level was given a complete makeover, and the existing lean-too roof removed, the pitch of the living room roof extruded out, and new bathrooms, ensuites, and a new indoor-outdoor kitchen created on the sheltered side of the house, enjoying the morning sun.

The Result

The result is a restored heritage home when view from the street, with discreet garaging and a modernist home at the rear which opens up completely to flow into the landscaped rear yard.

The Result

View photos from the completed project below: