This couple have a passion for all things old-worldly and had lifelong goals of building the federation house of their dreams with a modern twist.
We were fortunate enough to go on this journey with them and produce a handcrafted masterpiece with numerous personal touches such as stained-glass windows, timber floors, finials and scrollwork, breezeblocks and high ceilings. The build also included an enclosed alfresco entertaining area with a huge deck, outdoor kitchen and pool.
South Durras NSW
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car (Separate Garage)
245 sq m (2,637 sq ft)
Custom made kitchen joinery (including butler’s pantry) to fit the colonial design with solid stone benchtops, tiled splash back, glass feature panelling and soft close draws and cupboards.
Custom stained glass highlight windows above the front door and hallway. Colonial features such as ceiling roses, picture rails, vintage light switches and powerpoints, federation style skirting boards, architraves and V-groove wall panelling throughout.
Indoor-outdoor deck area featuring Weathertex federation cladding with V-groove timber panelling covering the ceiling. Lobster pot pendant lights and tropical ceiling fan.
“Moving permanently from Canberra to the coast; needing to work from home; and wanting to protect our precious bush and wildlife meant careful extensions and renovations were needed to our 30+ year old beach house. After a lengthy process of trying to find a builder we were comfortable to work with, we were pleasantly surprised to find an intelligent, energetic and highly competent young builder close to home in South Durras - Daniel Perrem. Nevertheless, having undertaken renovations at other homes, we were not looking forward to the inevitable disruption to life and obstacles that delay work or make changes necessary. So we still marvel at the smoothness of the process managed by Daniel and so ably supported by the people he works with. It’s hard to imagine a build where you don’t have a single complaint, teams and products turn up on time and all work is done to a very high standard. We also marvel at the pleasant, co-operative and problem-solving approach adopted by Daniel and his team. Most importantly we are thrilled with the result! We have a beautiful new section to our home and renovations to the old. Disruption to work and our lives was minimal (as was building mess). We wholeheartedly recommend Daniel for any scale of building. He has excellent project management skills and is calm, helpful and pleasant with his teams and clients. ”