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Wonderful Remodeling of a House Dating from The 40’s

By Magaly Grosso

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This old house from the 40’s belonged to two sisters who had lived there for the past 60 years and who, despite the passage of time, had done everything they could to keep it well maintained and in good condition. As part of their efforts, they even kept records of the home repairs that were performed, such as a biannual repainting.

Exterior view where we can appreciate the new and the old
Details of the old bricks that were preserved

The design was completed by Nathan Porter and Jake Kelly, both belonging to the architectural firm Porter Architects, in the year 2017.

It covers 292 square meters and is located in Ballarat, Australia.

Games area

The plan was to create two architecturally delineated areas, the original front with bedrooms, bathrooms and a study, leading to a contemporary extension with natural light. The existing hardwood floors that were in perfect condition at the front of the house were combined with recycled boards.

Internal corridor with wood lined walls
Living room area open to the garden
Area with fireplace
Modern kitchen in wood
Minimalist kitchen in wood and marble
Minimalist kitchen

Large windows open onto a back patio facing north, allowing us to observe the wonderful views of the city from there.

The bricks recovered from the 1940s were placed in a contemporary pattern to continue the union between the old and the new.

This is how the owners are sure that the remodeling has been worth it, and that it has exceeded their expectations for their home.

Modern dining room full of light
Modern dining
Play space
Children’s room
Bathroom that combines old and modern details

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About Magaly Grosso

Magaly Grosso was born in Venezuela where she grew up and studied Advertising and Marketing. With time, she realized that what she truly wanted to dedicate herself to was Interior Design, which is why she decided to study it and devote herself to it. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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