Versatile Builders Project 1
A BRILLIANT BALANCE
Breathing new life into this historic home, Versatile Builders worked closely with the homeowners to create a modern home that holistically honours the heritage charm and character of the original design. A bright, airy white aesthetic rules throughout the interior, with statement touches of light grey, blue-grey and warm timber flooring creating a cohesion with the exterior design that showcases pops of stylistic brickwork and deep grey render.
A stained-glass front door with matching windows sets the scene for this revitalised home; this stunning entrance opens into a wide hallway that showcases raised ceilings, art-deco ceiling roses and collection of heritage doors that incorporate stunning touches of lead-lining and bevelled glass. Rendered walls bring a textural dimension to the hallway, while bedrooms with matching picture rails, white walls and ceiling roses establish a fresh, contemporary unity in the home.
The wide hallways flow seamlessly into the open-plan kitchen and living area, providing a brilliant balance between open living and traditional floorplans. Featuring large glass sliding doors, a butler’s pantry and built-in appliances, including two ovens installed at an ergonomic height, the creative team achieved the perfect modern family area that gives a nod to its heritage. White shaker-style joinery with silver fittings provides a charming airy aesthetic, while the inclusion of under-lit upper cabinetry sheds some light on a modern, user-friendly workspace. A statement blue-grey panelled island bench sits at the heart of the kitchen, establishing the ideal modern entertainer’s domain.
Modernised bathrooms lend a creative luxury to this home design. Lightly textured white tiles present an entrancing statement in each room, the soft unassuming patterns finding the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary aesthetic and even pay homage to art-deco pressed metal designs. Shaker-style vanities create a cohesion throughout the home and reinforce the heritage-style alongside the modern bathroom fittings.
The exterior renovation of this home incorporates a unifying colour palette of dark grey and warm tones, with pops of the original brickwork, stained-glass and lead lined windows providing sensational art-deco statements. Versatile Builders impressively completed this home renovation in three stages throughout Melbourne’s renowned lockdowns that restricted activity, ensuring the homeowners were able to continue living comfortably within the home as the project unfolded.