Gary, a Contemporist reader in Brisbane, Australia, has sent us photos of a house that he bought and has recently completed a contemporary renovation on.
The property is a pre 1945 Queenslander and as you can see from the “before” shot, there had been some unsympathetic changes made to the original. These changes were made prior to my purchase in 2006. My wife and I lived in the property for approx 6 months to get a feel for it and to come up with the eventual changes. The renovation saw the removal of all interior walls, which were “tongue and groove” and replacing them with square set plaster. Also replaced as a part of the build was all electrics, plumbing (including gas supply), windows and doors (with aluminium) and roof.
The house is now for sale through Space Property Agents – here.
This is what the house looked like before the renovation:
Site Area: 450 SQ M
Floor Area: 269 SQ M/ 2895 SQ FT
House: Pre 1945 “Queenslander” 3bdrm, 2 bath, 1 office, 4 car garage
Design: 8 weeks
Documentation: 8 weeks
Construction: 10 months
Approx cost of construction $500,000 AUD
Property Status Currently “For Sale” by Auction (price indicator $2 million AUD)