22 Feb Before, during and what is to come – project progress in Clovelly
Builders are currently underway on a project of ours in Clovelly. Originally a three bedroom, one bathroom cottage it is being upgraded and will have four bedrooms, two bathrooms and light filled spaces.
One half of a semi-detached cottage development, it has been owned by our client since 2001. Very little has changed since that time apart from the neighbours renovating their adjoining cottage.
As it is essentially half of a building, the streetscape presentation should be consistent with its neighbouring dwelling. We found the format of the adjoining semi to be problematic for our client as it doesn’t fully capitalise on the fantastic ocean and area views afforded from the front of the dwelling.
We have moved ground floor bedrooms to the rear of the building and opened the front of the building for living dining and kitchen areas opening directly onto the level north- eastern facing courtyard area.
The centre of the cottage plan was incredibly dark and quite depressing. A new stairwell has been created with a surprising volume opening up the centre of the building to natural light. Two bedrooms are divided by a bridge with the master bedroom enjoying the views to the south and east.
Every room has a somewhat different character and definite features that distinguish it from the rest of the accommodation. For example the master bedroom has a witches peak roof line, the upper floor study/guestroom has a built in desk bay.
Completion is projected for April 2019