Mosman, Sydney (Reno + Extension)jknadmin
This project entailed the renovation and extension of an existing house in the Sydney suburb of Mosman. The front half of the existing cottage was completely renovated and the original features were either renovated or replicated.
As you enter the property you are welcomed to traditional cottage features with high ceilings, detailed feature skirting boards, architraves and cornices. The original timber windows and doors have been stripped back and retained and a double sided fireplace has been installed to act as a room divide between the formal living room and study. The floor boards are all new and flow into the new extension area of the house to create a seamless visual link. There is a sun drenched courtyard located centrally within the house has forms the change from old to new.
The new extension is a slab on ground construction with double brick external walls. The upper level is light weight timber frame construction clad with Sycon exterior boards. The rear ground floor extension houses the kitchen, laundry, dining and open living areas. This all opens out through full height aluminum sliding doors to a level rear landscaped yard. The kitchen is a galley style that leads into a butler’s pantry and wine cellar and then onto the laundry. The kitchen also includes a large center island and extends out to a built in BBQ. Clever lighting design has been used to create a separation of spaces in the open living area and air conditioning grills have been incorporated into the joinery bulkheads to keep the ceiling as clean as possible.
The stairs that lead to the upper level are feature in themselves with the floor boards being used to clad the staircase up the winders and onto the upper landing all incorporating a concealed fixing raked glass balustrade. The upper level includes 2 kid’s bedrooms both with built in wardrobes and desks, a shared kid’s bathroom with in-wall toilet cisterns to maximize usable space as much as possible and also a large master bedroom with ensuite and walk in wardrobe.
The house has been constructed with many additional comforts for the clients including ducted air conditioning throughout, electric operated external blinds and shutters, electric under floor heating to the bathrooms, a security system and a retractable roof over the rear dining and BBQ area.
Jakin Constructions also undertook the highly detailed landscaping, new driveway and hardstand, fencing, garden lighting and automatic irrigation system.
The main feature of this house is the high level of detailed finishes from all trades which has come together to create a unique and beautiful home for the owners and blends the new and old harmoniously. This level of finish can only be achieved by strict on site supervision from the site manager and a close relationship built between the contractors and the builder and the builder with the total project team including the architect, interior designer, structural engineer and of course the client.
This project was very satisfying for the team at Jakin Constructions to see the house and landscaping come together as one package and for the client to be so happy with the finished product.
Mosman, Sydney, NSW
Jonathan West Design
Joyce Smith Design