Project Feature: Hawthorn

We are delighted to showcase our latest work in Hawthorn East. With this home, our client wanted to extend the rear of the home, while restoring the magnificent heritage façade to highlight its key attributes.

We couldn’t be prouder of the end result! As experts in both new homes and heritage restorations, at SECON we are the go-to Design & Construct heritage builder, proved to be the perfect team for the job.  We are beyond excited for you to take a look at this brand new project.

The luscious block sits on Ryeburn Avenue, in the perfect Melbourne hideaway: the location is peaceful but also comes with a very special added bonus – the views of the city skyline. With such an incredible outlook, it was important that the restoration and extension allowed the space to sing.

Accentuating the pitched roof and gables are the quintessential wide eaves of the Edwardian- era home, with its tasteful Queen Anne features and decorative trim. Multiple red brick chimneys and the Marseilles tiles on the roof also honour the original facade of the home, while the fresh coat of white paint is a pleasant update to the exterior.

You’ll also notice a splash of colour on the door, welcoming you into the home; the entry is enveloped by an arch moulding, which is shaded by neighbouring trees. Ornamental details on the roof are a nice touch – as are the colourful, art nouveau, leadlight windows. Additionally, the charcoal picket fence adds a tasteful contemporary twist. These details showcase this masterpiece as the perfect blend between modern and heritage features, something that SECON is proudly adept at producing.

While the external facade has been left mostly untouched, step inside the home and it is a stripped-back, inner city oasis of pine wood and soothing white walls; light floods into the hallway from the windows.

High, pitched ceilings create a spacious environment; wide windows stretch around the living room, along with skylights and sliding glass doors, inviting as much natural light into the space as possible – all while providing a look out into the greenery of the garden.

The rear end of the home, viewed from the back garden, is another story entirely. The yin to the front garden’s yang – soft grey tiles, a rich timber patio, and external timber window shutters provide a modern, earthy contrast to the heritage-style front-end of the home.

Black and white marble in the kitchen makes for a trendy and sophisticated design, pairing beautifully with the minimalist light wood cabinetry.

But the interiors are not just modern mosaics – one of the rooms, with vintage-look furnishings, pays homage to the classic nature of the home; the decorative mouldings around the fireplace and ceiling evoking the classiness of a previous era.

One particularly striking room in the home features a decadent blue accent wall, matching seamlessly with the also-blue carpet. The midnight tones provide a masculine feel together with the black shelves and fireplace – balanced by the whimsical floral tiles at the base of the hearth. The finished result is the perfect study or reading nook.

Looking to elevate and honour the period charm of your heritage home? SECON Constructions are the premier Design & Construction heritage builder. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help.

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