The owner wished to achieve two key outcomes. Having brought up her family in this home of 45 years, it was time to carry out some essential maintenance while providing a dual living environment for one son, his partner and their son. The existing character-filled home should be resurrected and optimised for mother to live on the ground floor, while the extended family shared time and space as appropriate, though retaining separation with independent living on the upper floor.
The home was constructed around the 1920-30’s in the “Tudor Style” on a treed allotment facing north. The site is in a Significant Landscape Overlay adjacent to the renowned bellbird area of Blackburn. A planning permit was required. Significant trees in front and behind the home contribute to the bush context of the site. One dramatic palm tree provides an outstanding feature to the rear garden.