I’m bringing you something a little different this week, as I share a wonderful Queenslander renovation by Rachael at Front Porch Properties. I am completely taken with this thoughtful renovation and the space created from what was a small property. With a little imagination and a whole bunch of hard work, improving a Queenslander can have amazing results.
Renovating A Queenslander Into A Classic American Style Beauty
It is the transformation of this home that has me weak at the knees. It is always a challenge as a builder to improve a home while protecting its original features. It can likewise be difficult to imagine that you can do so while creating a contemporary family home.
Queenslanders ooze charm and warmth within their design, and can easily be adapted to be an accommodating home for your modern family.
Thoughtful planning is all that is required to renovate and extend a Queenslander to create a home fit for a large family, with room for all modern conveniences. It might be hard to think, when looking at the original floor plan that this home could make way for 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a walk in robe that will be the envy of all your friends. Take a look at the floor plan below and see how Rachael has creatively lifted and built in the space under the home to ensure that all the modern luxuries were included in the renovation. This transformation is breathtaking!
Did you notice the original feature on the ceiling in the master bedroom and ensuite, gorgeous! I encourage you to consider keeping the original features of your home when renovating and extending. The charm of past can do so much for creating the warmth often loved in a family home.