Before and After: This Home Renovation by Nathalie Scipioni Architects Updates an 1880’s Terrace House in Australia

The Lavender Bay 1880s terrace house is located in a conservation area, and the idea was to maintain and reinstate the original heritage features of the home while keeping the configuration.

We used a variety of different materials and design to do this throughout the home. Nathalie Scipioni Architects supported the client through the entire process of her renovation, from concept, approval, CA, and heritage. We designed the home to suit the client’s lifestyle. We reinstated the features from the front façade by painting it and restoring it. We replaced the carpet in the home with new floorboards and kept the original staircase while adding a new handrail on them.

The Front Facade of the Terrace House (Before and After)

The ground floor had no internal bathroom or laundry accessible inside the property, it was only accessible from the outside courtyard. We designed a new laundry and bathroom on the ground floor. We wanted to create more natural light within the home, and we did this by adding large open doors on the ground floor towards the courtyard and putting in skylights on the top floor.

The Laundry/Bathroom (Before and After)
Renovated Courtyard (Before and After)
Renovated Courtyard (Before and After)

The attic was previously an enclosed space that felt dark and unutilized. We renovated this room to create a bigger bedroom space with a Juliet balcony overlooking the courtyard with city views adding value to the property and maximizing its potential. The middle bedroom in the home was configured to create a walk-in wardrobe and en suite for our client, utilizing the existing space within the floor and hallway.

Renovated Upstairs Corridor (Before and After)
Renovated Ground Floor Living Room (Before and After)
Renovated Stair Hall and a glimpse of the new kitchen (Before and After)
Renovated Middle Bedroom (Before and After)
Renovated Ensuite Bathroom for Middle Bedroom (Before and After)

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