Local Category Winner
The highest-scoring Gold Award Winner becomes the Local Category Winner.
These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
This clever renovation project consisted of a small extension and remodelling of the existing spaces to create a larger living area for a growing family. Contrasting with the home’s original brick exterior is the stylish open-plan extension. The living area is ideal for cosy family nights around the fire, or reading on the window seat. The dining space has room to store the kids’ toys in the built-in bench seat.
Large glass sliding doors connect the extension with the deck, opening the room up and allowing natural light to flow in. The home office also has easy access to the garden, a private oasis in the city. In the kitchen, a lot of the existing joinery was used to reference its original style – with a touch of modern flair added to complement the rest of the home.
Another highlight of this three-bedroom dwelling is the main bathroom, designed to incorporate the laundry, making the most of the limited space. The main bedroom features original brickwork around the fireplace and large windows. All of which makes for a very smart update.