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Old house needs extra lounge, ensuite and main bedroom

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by danel, 20th Jun, 2015.

  1. danel

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    Hi, just moved into an under performing house we rent out. Its old but charming,335sqm, about 9m wide land, 2 beds, sunroom, rear lane access, great street. Do you think we should just add what we need as an extension at the back, put a full addition above it, get a project home, or start again? Its liveable, but need the above to be comfortable.Having the rear lane access we could put in a granny flat as well. Dont think we want to spend too much. Really appreciate any suggestions.
     
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    Put up a picture of the house and a floor plan and your suggested floor plan. Should get better quality responses with that extra info.
     
  3. danel

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    will do thanks
     
  4. bob shovel

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    so many options!
    whats the plan for it long term, ppor or ip. whats the budget? this may cross a few items off the list.

    also suburb/area plus a photo if you care to divulge. helps to paint a picture for us and get best bang for buck suggestions
     
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  5. danel

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    G'day, I think long term plan is to stay here, we rented out the house next door and really love the position. Love to keep it under $300000. It's in north bondi and I will take some shots tomorrow in daylight. We are happy with what's here but need another bedroom/ensuite and lounge area. We have considered taking out sliding back doors, adding a lounge after it and having stairs going up to main bedroom. So basically an addition to the back of the house. If we take out the front sunroom we can fit a garage or car space , it's got rear lane access so we want to have a granny flat/ office at rear of land. The rest lane is extremely difficult to park in so we have good reason to move it to front. I think if we kept it basic we could get the space without costing the earth?? image.jpg
     
  6. Be Developer

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    @danel , Extension aren't cheap...they cost more then new build in some cases.

    Get drafty to draw some plans to get rough idea of cost of extension..

    Also..look at complete re build..see which one suits your liking and budget
     
  7. bob shovel

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    can you do a sketch of the layout that will probably help most
    old north bondi! dont tell the builders that when they quote it ;)
    i worked at the sewerage plant on military rd quite a few years ago as part of the big upgrade, i re-did all the grass and turf on hugh bamford reserve after we took over it for the duration of the job, along with all the underground stuff
     
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    I am not sure how you will fit a living area + bedroom extension + a granny flat on a 335sqm block?
     
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    Great idea, called a friend who is a drafty, he's gonna come over! Thanks!!
     
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    Geez, someone did a TERRIBLE job at matching that old jarrah floor...
     
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    Hehe, we did it next door, same size land, we could extend to neighbours building line, which is about 6m out, being lounge, then main bed/ensuite, above. The granny flat would sit on the rear boundary and be about 3.5m x 9.?.
    This would leave a decent size grass area, hopefully
     
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    I'm very interested to see how you go with the granny flat on such a small block...
     
  13. danel

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    We built a 50sqm garage with laundry on ground floor with studio/bathroom above at the rear of the land, next door. It is has a rear lane access with the same 335sqm
     
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    Yeah Bob, I remember the smell when I lived in Odonnell st!! My son played soccer on your turf!! Well done !!
     
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    Very tight block, if you are rebuilding best to go two storey? Like your neighbours?
     
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    Yeah a very tight block, looking at all the options. Be minimalist or go the whole lot?
     
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    Zero lot line a three storey block of flats under sepp5 (nsw).