It’s a bitter sweet feeling when we finish a renovation. There is a part of me that feels relieved that it is over but there is another part of me that is sad to see it end. We usually undertake 1-2 renovations a year but Robert St will always hold a soft spot in our hearts. It was the first property George and I purchased together on our own. I was 22 at the time and a month out of our wedding. There was something about this old girl that struck a chord with us. We could see her beauty behind the brown bricks and overgrown garden, we knew we could make her look alive again.
Over the next couple of weeks I will be revealing the transformation of our Spotswood girl before she goes under the hammer. This has been a yearlong labour of love featuring quite a few tantrums and tears! Today we will reveal the master bedroom, which use to be the kitchen! The layout of the home was 2 bedroom with only 1 bathroom. With the property boom in the inner west at the moment we knew that the target market we were trying to hit was potentially a family with kids. The position of the home is perfect, it’s across the road from Spotswood primary school, a street away from Hobsons bay café district and 200 meters from the train station.
The original master bedroom was at the front of the home but not an easy fix to add an ensuite into so we decided to convert the original kitchen into a master bedroom and use those services to run water to an ensuite. It is the perfect size for a parents retreat with storage for days. We worked with the original windows and designed the seat around that.
We love this space and hope that whoever gets to call this space their own feels we hit the nail on the head with the design.
Paint colours: Wall: Dulux Parchment Paper | Doors: Dulux Spanish Olive
Images: Elizabeth Allnut
Bedhead and bedside table: Leyer
Bed ensemble: Sealy
Accessories: Simple Form
Shutters: DIY Online Blinds