Congratulations to Canny, one of Australia’s prominent designers and builders of luxury homes, on their award for Renovation/Addition of the Year at the 2013 HIA CSR Victorian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards.
The award was in recognition for this stunning renovation on an elegant Federation Arts and Craft era home in Kew, Melbourne.
The front part of the home on ground level was sliced in half – the three front rooms were preserved in their original period style while the remaining back rooms were reconfigured and extended to create new space. A second storey was also added to accommodate four bedrooms, two bathrooms and another children’s retreat.
State-of-the-art design features include everything from Control 4 automation for wireless appliance control across the house to an L-shaped swimming pool with three separate areas and a Schindler lift which operates to all three floors, however one of the greatest highlights is the underground component.
The 560 square metre basement level required extensive excavation to incorporate a half-sized basketball court with six-metre high ceilings complete with outlook window from the underground rumpus room. The underground level also includes a guest retreat complete with bedroom, sitting area and bathroom, a cellar, gymnasium, a 5-car garage and a luxurious home cinema completely fitted out with a 130-inch screen and 11 leather recliners.
The owners, a family of six with four children under 13, had a distinctive vision to create a home that would evolve with the family and be an entertainment haven for the children to bring their friends home. The end result is a premium triple storey design that incorporates the ultimate in quality aesthetics, materials and build for which Canny is nationally renowned.
For further information on Canny please visit canny.com.au