Award-winning Petersham cottage renovation

The project: Award-winning Petersham cottage renovation

The budget: $500,000 – $750,000

Shortlisted for the Marrickville Medal for Conservation in 2014

The details

A full renovation of a Victorian weatherboard cottage was undertaken to breathe new life into the worn-out property, combining a beautiful blend of the old and the new for a growing family. The project was shortlisted for the Marrickville Medal for Conservation in 2014.

Much of the original structure had started to disintegrate and the owners wanted to retain the original property’s Victorian features.

Building designer, Justin Long Design, appointed Brent for his understanding of contemporary detailing along with his ability to perform quality work on old properties.

Justin says: “Brent and I have worked together for several years now and I’m impressed by his expertise in contemporary detailing and his traditional building skills. I also value his attention to detail and communication excellence.”

During the six-month project, the original features of the front of the property were restored to their former glory. Secondly, two bedrooms were added upstairs, plus a study and an ensuite with dormer windows. Downstairs, a new bathroom, laundry and kitchen were added, as well as an open plan living area. Landscaping works, decks and pergolas also formed part of the completed works.

What the client said

We loved the result. They finished a major renovation on our house in the tight timeframe we gave them and on budget. It was a real pleasure having Brent do the project for us.