Ren­o­va­tion was richly re­warded

Amaz­ing trans­for­ma­tion. By NATALIE HORDOV

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Reviews -

AN in­cred­i­ble ren­o­va­tion has trans­formed this house from a dated, triplex home to a lux­u­ri­ously ap­pointed res­i­dence.

Owner Patrick Pat­ter­son bought the home in 2015 and said the jack­ham­mers came in five min­utes af­ter set­tle­ment.

“My in­ten­tion was to have a home de­signed for en­ter­tain­ing, but at the same time with min­i­mal up­keep,” he said.

While it is on the same 434sq m block, the new home bears lit­tle re­sem­blance to the orig­i­nal.

The old laun­dry was de­mol­ished to dou­ble the size of the kitchen, which now in­cludes a suite of pre­mium Neff ap­pli­ances, Lieb­herr side-by­side fridge/freezer, am­ple bench space and stor­age, and an onyx Franke sink.

There is a large liv­ing room and the din­ing room was ex­tended and re­con­fig­ured and can eas­ily house a ta­ble for 10.

A huge, un­der­cover out­door en­ter­tain­ing area, with built in kitchen, west­ern red cedar-lined ceil­ing and tim­ber deck­ing, was also added.

Mr Pat­ter­son par­tic­u­larly likes this space; it re­minds him of many happy times spent in Tus­cany.

The home has two king-sized be­d­rooms and two bath­rooms.

The mas­ter bed­room was de­signed to be a pri­vate and lux­u­ri­ous space and in­cludes a strik­ing en­suite with a free-stand­ing bath and dou­ble shower.

It opens to a pri­vate court­yard with a spa.

Mr Pat­ter­son works from home and the lay­out now in­cludes a large com­fort­able of­fice.

It is sep­a­rate from the liv­ing ar­eas and could be used as a third bed­room.

The project was a labour of love and Mr Pat­ter­son had in­tended to stay and en­joy the re­sults of his hard work, but he is tempted to try ren­o­vat­ing again. ■

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