Inside Out (Australia) - - Renovation -

At­tend­ing to ma­jor struc­tural chal­lenges is never a fun way to spend money but, thank­fully, the project to un­der­pin and re­store the fa­cade went smoothly. Sarah has sage ad­vice: “Be pre­pared for things to change as you go. Imag­ine your bud­get, and the build­ing time and then dou­ble both. It can be a stress­ful process but it’s all worth it.”

The end was a lit­tle drawn out. “It’s prob­a­bly a fa­mil­iar story. “Once the builders are out of there, it’s hard to get them back,” says Sarah. “It was about 80 per cent done when we moved in and that fi­nal 20 per cent took another six months – it was a pretty ex­cru­ci­at­ing process of stop-and-go.”

A year on, and the home has con­tin­ued to evolve. A be­spoke Mark Tuckey din­ing ta­ble has been added to ex­tend off the is­land bench. Clad in ter­razzo, the is­land has be­come a beau­ti­ful an­chor point. “The ter­razzo echoes through­out the house, which is re­ally cool. It’s in the foyer, the kitchen is­land, the bath­room up­stairs and the bal­cony,” says Sarah. She loves that it will de­velop a patina as they en­joy us­ing it ev­ery day. It’s a good anal­ogy for home. For more of Christie and Tim’s work, visit folka­r­chi­

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