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The home’s original painted brickwork and timber façade was retained to keep in line with the streetscape which includes similar style worker’s cottages built in Victorian times. Stepping through the front door, the renovation, which was very close to being a complete rebuild, features detailed ceilings and skylights which amplify light and increase the spacious feel of the home, while custom-made curved awning hoods coupled with a nature-inspired palette create a naturally lit contemporary atmosphere.

One of the standout features of the Erskineville renovation is the clever integration of a second storey which features two windows with custom-rolled hoods adding interest to the home’s rear facade. “The second storey created versatile living and working spaces for the family,” said Ben. “Two separate staircases, one straight and the other spiral, combined with curved internal walls and ceilings, foster intimacy, access, and connection while maintaining a sense of privacy.”  

Modern fixtures and fittings throughout the home deliver a comforting, luxurious feel. This luxe feel extends to the Erskineville home’s dynamic open kitchen with marble countertops, custom cabinetry, and spectacular tiled floors for a colourful, retro-inspired sophistication. The bathroom and en-suite feature gold fixtures, intricate tile design, and elevated cabinetry, creating modern opulent spaces.

Throughout the home, natural timber flooring and architraves create a warm environment and a transition through to the backyard which features original brick paving.

Natural light: Well-placed skylights and angled, detailed ceilings celebrate natural light and amplify space. Ceiling design is an often-overlooked feature that introduces a sense of artistry, bringing curves, depth and added dimension to rooms. Look at how architectural design and lighting plans can work in synchronicity with natural light to enable the area’s intended usage.

Second storey versatility: Whatever the size of your block, a second storey creates versatility within the home, introducing new and dynamic living and working spaces for the family. The Erskineville renovation features straight and spiral staircase designs, decentralising second storey access. Certain upstairs design features minimise barriers between levels, fostering intimacy and connection; others support a sense of privacy.

A spectacular kitchen: Standout kitchen designs are a timeless fusion of functionality and aesthetic, boasting generous high-quality counter tops, superior cookware and eye-catching fixtures. This renovation project showcases dynamic kitchen design with open airflow. Marble countertops, custom cabinetry with shelving and concealed additional features are highlighted by spectacular tiled floors for colourful, retro-inspired sophistication.

Storage and visibility: A new home should incorporate clever details at the design stage so storage won’t overwhelm the gaze, but will meet your needs. From a concealed laundry zone to an en-suite hidden in bedroom panelling, homes should make efficient use of space while maintaining a cohesive and relaxing aesthetic.

“Transforming a house built in the early 1900s to the needs of a modern family has bought new life to this home and is a showcase of Tass Constructions’ exquisite craftsmanship.  “We are thrilled with the results and how our vision for the renovation was brought to life,” said Tony Corcoran, homeowner. “The meticulous workmanship is a feature identifiable throughout the home.”

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