Amazing Farmhouse Transformation
This 60's farmhouse had 2 different add-ons in the 70's and 80's, which resulted in a disjointed floor plan with 4 bedrooms in the middle of the house, a tiny dark kitchen and 1 bathroom/laundry down one end of the house and a north facing light filled large living space down the opposite end of the house. Due to budget restrictions a combination of a cosmetic and partial structural renovation was completed to add enormous value to the home.
To create an open plan and more harmonious flow throughout and to take advantage of the fantastic views and north facing aspects, the home was basically flipped on it's head and turned into a stylish 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. The kitchen and dining area was moved from the back of the house to the large front living space. Additional space and a formal entrance was created in this room by removing an external wall and extending out onto the existing verandah. A new kitchen was then created with a designer look on a very tight budget.
The original kitchen and dining area was changed into the Master Retreat, with the existing cabinetry refreshed to become additional bedroom storage space. The stove alcove chimney was blocked off and TV points were installed to create an entertainment nook. A feature wall was built to divide the bedroom from the open bathroom and laundry rooms.
There was only one tiny bathroom and laundry in the house located at the back of the house which were updated to an ensuite and walk in robe for the Master Retreat. Existing plumbing was reused to save money and a new breezeway laundry was constructed out on the verandah adding practicality for dirty farm clothes and centrally located between both the ensuite and the new main bathroom.