The couple engages Void Building Design to work with them on the new floorplan and design. It takes four months to get the new layout right, due to the large scale of the renovation.
The family moves out as demolition begins. The house is essentially razed, bar one external wall. Steve and Simone decide to manage costs by working around the pool, not upgrading, and are able to save mature palms that give screening from neighbours.
Demolition ends and extension of the concrete slab gets under way. It dramatically enhances the home’s footprint, extending to the pool edge with a cantilevered roof over a new timber deck. A steel beam is made a feature in the outdoor living area and eliminates the need for support posts that would inhibit the view and the flow from indoors. OCTOBER 2015: The windows and doors go in, along with a seven-metre timber stacking door that spans the width of the kitchen/dining space. Steve and Simone spend countless nights and weekends at the home site, tiling and doing whatever else they can to help save costs and expedite the build.
MARCH 2016: Cabinetry is installed and the family move back into the transformed home.
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