Heritage Restoration & Extension
River Front family room hero image
River Front family room hero image

The Brief

In the heart of this restoration project lies the tale of a home weathered by time, its historic charm dulled by the years. When our discerning clients, the new stewards of this storied abode, sought our expertise, their vision was clear: to revive its faded grandeur, to breathe new life into its tired bones, and to bask once more in the gentle embrace of the river that flows by its side. With a mandate to rebuild, yet retain the soul of the home, and to maximize views of the river, our mission was set: to craft a sanctuary where memories old and new intertwine amidst the whispers of the water.

The Approach

Our journey began with a heartfelt understanding of the family's aspirations and the essence they wished to imbue into their home. Recognizing the necessity to demolish and rebuild sections of the house to ensure its structural integrity, we approached each phase with care, salvaging what could be saved and embracing the opportunity to infuse new life into every corner.

Central to our design ethos was the desire to maximize the home's connection to the river, to blur the lines between indoors and out, and to create spaces that invite contemplation and communion with nature. Through a delicate dance of light and space, we orchestrated a symphony of design elements aimed at enhancing the home's natural surroundings and drawing the eye ever closer to the water's edge.

The Outcome

The transformation of the Ascot Vale Residence is a symphony of timeless beauty and contemporary sophistication. Bathed in natural light and framed by panoramic views of the river, this home exudes an aura of tranquillity and refinement. Here, amidst the rustle of the leaves and the gentle lapping of the water, residents and guests alike are invited to immerse themselves in a world where time stands still and every moment is imbued with possibility.

More than just a residence; it is a display of the enduring beauty of heritage reborn, a sanctuary where the past and present converge in perfect harmony, and where the river's song is a constant reminder of the journey that brought us here.

Welcome to a haven where history meets luxury, and where every glance offers a glimpse into a world of serenity.