An extensive renovation to a two-bedroom cottage in the heart of St Kilda resulted in a slick and stylish townhouse.
The brief was to open up the small spaces and convoluted floorplan and create an airy living/kitchen/dining area, as well as two bedrooms and a study.
The resulting living area is light and bright, with full height sliding glass doors opening up to the deck beyond. This creates a true indoor/outdoor environment that feels a lot larger than it is.
Entering the first bedroom the eye is drawn to the claw foot bath, sitting underneath the windows overlooking the deck, and to the curved wall which cunningly creates space on the other side for a European laundry and linen storage.
An elegant bathroom is warmed up by the use of timber cladding on one wall, an example of the changing textures throughout the home. Other highlights include feature lighting, a sleek and stylish black kitchen with Smeg appliances and an exposed brick wall in the study - one of the remaining links to the old home.
A row of tiny, humble terrace houses in South Melbourne provided the location for this stunning project. Working with a heritage overlay, the front facade is retained while a modern, striking addition was designed to provide a luxurious two bedroom, entertainers home.
Downstairs immediately impresses, with serious wow factor created via a long, open plan kitchen, living and dining area with hidden utilities and superior finishes. Upstairs the master bedroom provides stunning views, and a second bedroom and bathroom round out the residence.
Our client, a name in advertising and design, puts it succinctly... '"Jfk, this house is pure elegance."
A challenging site in Heidelberg provides the canvas for this stunning renovation and addition. With a steep downward descent in the block, the front of the house is elevated and the rear - previously a dark and limited space - is at ground level.
The renovation breathes life into the front half of the home, and recreates the rear. Indoor outdoor connection to the open plan kitchen meals and living creates a fabulous space for a family to enjoy for the years to come.
Here we have Richard and Robyn's stunning, award-winning home in Brighton. This one bedroom + study apartment also includes a ground floor studio and office cunningly tucked in behind the heritage bank building on Martin St. The exterior showcases a restrained palette of concrete, steel galls and black zinc - crisp, clean and sleek. Inside the luxurious interior is a robust mix of spotted gum blended with exterior elements. Custom designed blown-glass pendants by artist Laurel Kohut bring bursts of colour into the home. Thanks again to Rock City Building group for their outstanding build.
Behind and atop a former mayors home in Hampton is a stunning apartment complex development. With 15 luxurious residences, the design emphasises JFK Design's commitment to and flair for integrating old and new in a respectful manner.
Beachside in the suburb of Sandringham, a south facing backyard is reclaimed with a LINK that cleverly reorientates a new rear addition creating internal courtyards. The lightweight, vertically clad addition contrasts yet complements the rendered solid brick residence to the front. The front yard becomes a northern kitchen garden and playground.
An unexciting farmhouse sits atop a hill in Flinders. The proposal calls for a complete refurbishment and reworking of the existing living areas with increased accommodation. Additions incorporate sunken living and kitchen areas which will showcase the spectacular views across the valley. Verandahs shelter the perimeter, harking back to the Australian farmhouse, while a sweeping roof creates a sheltered northern alfresco area. Cathedral ceilings run from the entrance through dining and into the west living zone with a master retreat to the north and another bedroom wing opposite to the south. Maximum thought and effort has been put into creating a stylish, comfortable and energy efficient modern, rural home.
This zinc-clad beauty sits atop a classic Elwood beachfront apartment block. A sensitive design respects the integrity of the existing building while creating a memorable, contemporary addition. The uninterrupted bay and city views are the focus of a modest structure maximising indoor outdoor living and as always, passive solar design.
This award winning home in Highett began with the brief to create a family home in Highett with the capacity to stretch to fit changing circumstances. With two small children at the moment, the brief was to include four bedrooms, home office and large garage, as well as flexible living spaces that could withstand the rough and tumble of small children while being stylish and contemporary.
The result is a twin gabled, weatherboard facade - an unprepossessing reinterpretation of the predominant style of housing in the area. The vibrant orange front door leads into the house and creates a sense of fun on arrival.
Once you enter the home there is a sense of space, with high ceilings, generously proportioned rooms and a simple but extremely stylish interior.
The success of the home is measured by the clients happiness with their family home, but in addition the BDAV New Home of the Year 2014 and the Bayside Built Environment Awards Best New Building 2014.
In a leafy street in Elsternwick is an Edwardian residence in a heritage overlay. A double storey, contemporary addition to create a lasting family home was the brief on this occasion. With well proportioned and generous areas existing within the front section of the house, the renovation and addition is well proportioned and stylish while complementing the existing residence and streetscape.
Initially a two bedroom worker's cottage, this period home was adapted into a spacious, three bedroom, family residence that is both mindful of it's environs and oozes contemporary style.
The brief was for a family home with flexible living spaces and smooth transitions between inside and out - while working with the heritage overlay constraints of the area.
The result? A design which celebrates the heritage overall externally - the verandah, front window, weatherboard cladding and door details all replicate original conditions which were lost in previous renovations - while providing a fresh interior perfect for the modern family.
Downstairs the living spaces wrap around a curved courtyard, accessed by French doors. This, along with the skylights above the kitchen, bathroom and staircase, add a sense of openness and ensure that the sky can be seen from anywhere in the house. The front room, while generally open and connected to the dining and kitchen areas, can be completely closed off - perfect for overnight guests.
Each of the three bedrooms, one downstairs and two as part of the upstairs additions, are generously proportioned and perfect for an inner-city family.
South Caulfield was once made of these lovely old girls. Sadly over the years progress has erased many of the type, something that is a great shame given the sound proportions and solid bones one generally encounters in a cal-bung. This example was solid brick with the mandatory firbro additions at the rear - boiling in summer and freezing in winter, sometimes you've just got to wonder what they were thinking back in the day.
The renovations were extensive and the family home created is a sustainable, adaptable and stylish one off. you enter through a widened front hall and are greeted by a beautiful open tread spotted gum stair. Spotted gum timber features prominently in the floors, joinery and stair adding warmth, texture and strength.
the first floor has the main bedroom suite
A stunning two home development just moments from Brighton's superb beachfront.
Initially a single, small residence, JFK Design worked with the client to renovate and extend the existing dwelling into a warm and welcoming three bedroom home, perfect for the growing family. A focus was on retaining existing character and reshaping it for maximum liveability.
A second residence, a new build, was created for a second family to enjoy for the future.
Design development and planning application consultancy pre VCAT hearing for Shenfield Property on Beach Road Sandringham. A six apartment development with rammed earth wall reminiscent of the red bluff cliffs and generous street front native landscape component scattered with banksia and allocasuarina allow this medium sized development to give back to the streetscape unlike most beach road homes.
As JFKDESiGN landscape|buildings|interiors grows we needed more space. Rather than move from our amazingly placed office in Martin St, we chose to extend and renovate our existing space. A great opportunity to put into practice some of our expertise!