Paddington 1

The creation of a spectacular lifestyle

Winner 2018 HIA Brisbane Renovation / Addition Project over $1 million

This extensive renovation of a traditional Queenslander in Paddington involved lifting and sliding the original dwelling to make room for a garage and rear extension. The project was completed over a period of 18 months.

The home is now three levels complete with five bedrooms (two with ensuite), additional main bathroom, two powder rooms, three lounge and living areas, open plan kitchen and outdoor entertaining areas.

The initial stage involved a huge amount of earthworks to ensure proper foundations were in place to provide for a 4 car garage, wine cellar and lift.

The existing dwelling was restored to its former glory and blends seamlessly with the new modern open living extension which houses the kitchen and outdoor entertaining areas.

The rear extension compliments the original dwelling and provides a beautiful indoor outdoor area to entertain and relax in. The kitchen completed by Wire and Craw Cabinetry provides for loads of storage plus functionality whilst also being stylish and luxurious. The amazing island bench doubles as a preparation and dining area. It’s what every cook dreams of.

To create ease of access to all three levels of this property, the owners opted for a Domus Advantage Lift installed by Easy Living Home Elevators. This lift is the most commonly bought lift in Australia for residential purposes – it has great visual appeal, a customisable exterior and extremely low running costs with the latest cutting edge technology.  The lift was built in and around the open staircase to create a source of light that fills all three levels of the home. The tiled lift foyer provides a stylish entry to the lift and personalises the space.

Rowena Cornwell from Coop Creative helped the clients bring the finishing touches together to create a beautifully styled family home full of personality and unique artwork.

This home truly reflects the owners’ tastes and lifestyle. It will be a wonderful home for them to enjoy for years to come.


We had the pleasure of working with Luke and his team from LAK Constructions on the renovation of our family home in 2016/17. LAK was one of several builders we considered being a referral from our architects. Knowing a building projects success is largely determined by the builder, we interviewed many past and present LAK clients, choosing them based on the overall quality and workmanship of their previous builds and Luke’s personable nature. The LAK team and their contractors are a credit to him.

Luke was very accurate in his initial assessment of the cost and time frame and worked hard to keep within our budget without compromising quality. He was very open to working with our selected trades and interior designer which was important to us. Luke and his team were always very responsive and accommodating to our many and varied requests.

We were very impressed with the manner in which the team conducted themselves on site and their consideration towards our neighbours. We noted that a ‘To Do’ list written on the wall one day included ‘general LOVE’. This was indicative of their respect for us and our home throughout.

Overall we were more than impressed with the quality of their workmanship, professionalism and integrity. LAK Constructions are outstanding builders whose exceptional work merits recognition. We could not be happier with our family home and recommend LAK highly and without reservation. We wish them every success.



Helen and Mark