New life for ‘50s home

The impressive list of brands in this extensive renovation includes the likes of Arrital, Silestone, Miele and Gessi.

A complete renovation of a 1950’s cottage in Floreat incorporated a large modern extension that is now a comfortable, contemporary home for owners Steve and Catherine Johnson and their three children.

Keen to integrate the old with the new, existing features such as jarrah window frames and floorboards were retained.

“When we commenced work on the project, the planning was heavily deliberated and discussed to ensure the spaces would function as we wanted them to whilst also reflecting our personalities,” Steve said.

The house flows seamlessly into the modern extension, which incorporates a large open-plan living and dining area and a beautiful outlook on to the backyard and pool.

Arrital’s cabinetry was used throughout, along with Italian-made fixtures from Gessi, Rifra, and Karol in the form of the ‘Diamond’ freestanding basin in the powder room.

“The ensuite bathroom, which was previously the old garage space of the cottage, is our favourite space that was created,” explains Steve. “It is a very elongated space, which allowed us to add in luxury elements such as the four-metre long vanity, focusing in on the feature wall and bath. I’m also very fond of the Gessi Goccia ceiling mounted basin spouts.”

Being easy, comfortable and clean spaces to inhabit, the final result complements the young family’s lifestyle perfectly.


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