Grand 1930s Queenslander retains character with modern twist
This charming Queenslander was fully renovated to include additional living spaces, modern layout,and finishes while paying homage to its original 1930s character features. L.A.K. Constructions carefully blended the old and the new giving the house a contemporary image with classic Queensland features to suit a growing family.
The original house required skilful raising and restumping, to allow the building of first floor level that complemented the existing structure.
Distinctive design features included:
- Modern Butlers kitchen, in addition to a striking open-plan kitchen and wine cabinet
- Stunning glass balustrading around internal stairs and outside pool areas.
- Impressive outdoor covered entertainment area, complete with external kitchenette
- Classic timber decks leading to magnificent swimming pool and beautifully landscaped garden area.
This exciting project was not without challenges. Working on a 905m2 block in Coorparoo required great attention to detail in construction, and landscaping. L.A.K. Constructions had to ensure that the external character of the existing house was maintained; while giving it a modern facelift internally. The house needed to suit the family’s current needs but be flexible enough to allow for expansion as the children matured.
L.A.K. Constructions completed the renovations in nine months including: raising the house, modernising 350m2 of internal living space, and a further 175m2 external entertainment area.
The result was a delightful yet sophisticated house achieved by L.A.K. Constructions’ skilful craftsmanship, and calculated use of building materials reflecting the era. Internally the house was fresh and contemporary with a seamless transition to the magnificent outside entertainment areas.
Architect – Stewart Smith – Smith Architects www.smitharchitects.com.au
Luke and his team did an amazing job on the house it was well thought out and functional especially for our young family. I can’t fault the finish – it is immaculate!
The L.AK. team were professional and worked easily around us, being thoughtful and considerate. No job was too big or too small. Luke really understood what we needed and was truly wonderful to work with.