When looking at the before and after of this substantial renovation extension indicating one is reminded of the BBC show ‘What not to Wear’ where the elegant Trudi and ‘Trina perform timely personal makeovers to the great unwashed in Britain.

TT Architecture has taken a similar role in transforming this dowdy middle-aged original in in Curtin into a substantial, easy living and contemporary home. The makeover has included not just a substantial facelift but considerable work to the ‘rear end’ and the ‘skin’ of the dwelling. The equivalent of a hair transplant has occurred on the roof with a more contemporary Colorbond finish and a thin edged roof detail.

The clients wrote

“We bought the original house in Curtin just prior to the Canberra bushfires with a view of renovating and turning it into a special home for our growing family.
Finding the right architect was easy. The style of Tony Trobe of TT Architecture had always appealed to us, and we instantly felt he understood what we wanted in our home. Our brief to him was to design a large open plan family home that made the most of our beautiful block backing the nature reserve, and while working in with the existing original house. We were keen to capture the natural light and make the most of all available space. Tony’s first concept was fantastic and we worked with that to come up with the design we have today.”

project credits
Project Architect: Tony Trobe
Design Architect: David Simon
Structural Consultant: Rogers and Jefferis
Photographer: studio2point8 & Tony Trobe



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