A complete immersive creative experience where I was able to manage every aspect of the project; from design, restoration and build, to landscaping and interior design.
This project was an incredible creative challenge to breathe new life into a beautiful Victorian home and seamlessly blend old and new, past and present.
The aim was to restore the original homestead, ensuring it was structurally sound whilst retaining as many of its defining design characteristics as possible. The new double storey extension was designed to maximise the occupants’ experience of the gorgeous natural surrounds, while still being visually cohesive with the existing structure
FORMAL SITTING ROOM
FORMAL DINING ROOM
KIDS PLAY ROOM
LARGE RUMPUS ROOM
2 X BATHROOMS
1 X POWDER ROOM
OUTDOOR KITCHEN WITH BBQ, PIZZA OVEN AND DINING AREA.
Precision Tech Building Concepts
With the subdivision of land over the years, the original homestead facade ended up being orientated to face the rear of the property.
A concealed trap door was found to the subfloor which was used to hide from bushrangers, back in the day.
So many different additions were made over the years, by the draftsman and then architect who were previous custodians. One of which being this turrent that became the entry to the home.
“Emily’s most valuable qualities are her attention to detail, her meticulousness with her drawings and her calm and efficient approach. She has a warm and respectful manner with clients and is highly approachable
- Chris Lang
Emily’s ability to cater for the specific needs of her clients is outstanding. She is a great listener and is able to individualise her designs to suit the lifestyles of the people she designs for. She is highly organised and takes the stress away from the challenging and somewhat tedious tasks of obtaining permits and liaising with Council. I have received terrific feedback from many happy clients about Emily’s professionalism.
From a builder’s perspective, Emily’s plans are highly detailed and accurate. She is very knowledgeable with her understanding of construction, therefore making required changes to plans easily and quickly. Emily has planned extremely complex designs to difficult existing structures, such as her new extension to a severely dilapidated 1850’s homestead in Ivanhoe East. Her design resulted in a seamless addition to a historical Melbourne home; flawlessly unifying the beauty of yesteryear with the practicalities of today.
I have recommended Emily to many of my clients and I will continue to do so. She is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working alongside Emily on many other future projects.