Budget: $150,000
Timeframe: 16 WEEKS

“Our homesick Japanese client has finally returned to her roots”


This 1950’s home had been extended previously and partially renovated, but was left with a too-skinny Living and Dining area, an impractical Entry, and the only access to bedrooms was via the Kitchen. The existing dated Ensuite had poor ventilation and ongoing plumbing problems. The pool needed a complete overhaul and there was nowhere usable to sit outside and enjoy the already pretty and private gardens. We completed the Ensuite renovation in the first stage, and several months later we followed up with an extension to the Living area and a gorgeous wraparound Verandah, a complete re-roof of the house, and a total refurbishment to the pool.


The house already had a large picture window overlooking the lovely, shaded front garden. We learned a little about Japanese design and set about designing a Genkan (Japanese Entry), a small extension and internal rearrangement of living spaces to make better use of the space, and a stunning contemporary version of a Japanese bathhouse, including the biggest “shower” we’ve seen – including two separate showers and a bath. The pool was already a great shape, but was surrounded by cracked paving and the plastered walls and base of the pool were visibly peeling.


Poor quality workmanship on the previous extension had led to substantial problems, including peeling paint and render falling off the house in chunks. We encountered some very “interesting” plumbing in the recent Ensuite extension, and we were finally granted approval to proceed with a re-roof and started work immediately before one of the longest and heaviest periods of rain to face Perth in many years.

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