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Old Meets New

We take a tour through this stunning Subiaco renovation project designed by Stallard Meek Architects and built by Kre8 Constructions


Image: Stephen Nicholls

As you stand at the front of what appears to be a small cottage style home in the trending Perth suburb of Subiaco, the white picket fence and trimmed windows contrasting against the rich red brick and old-world stained glass immediately offer a feeling of warmth.

Step inside and you will be greeted by beautiful jarrah floors and bright white walls. As you walk to the end of the entry hallway a pleasant surprise awaits, a small step down from the existing property reveals the stunning, newly renovated addition. To your left, a sleek staircase leads down to the expansive wine cellar, which holds over 950 bottles.

Images: Stephen Nicholls

The kitchen offers a blend of white gloss and timber features, illuminated by three pendant lights over the breakfast bar. Highlight windows above the cabinetry and splashback allow additional natural light to fill the kitchen space. A cleverly placed fireplace becomes the ultimate living room feature. A wall of large windows allow the warming Perth sun to beam through the home, and slide open to reveal the timber deck and carefully selected Australian native plants that fill the garden.

The outdoor alfresco is the perfect spot for entertaining. A built-in timber bench awaits guests and overlooks the child friendly backyard. The new extension has been built with a natural and soft exterior colour palette in mind – the perfect combination of grey zinc and cedar. Vertical beams placed on the exterior of the upper floor create a truly beautiful view from the backyard and add another perfectly chosen touch of character to a beautiful family home.

To find out more, visit Kre8 Constructions WA or visit the design office at Home Base.

Image: Stephen Nicholls