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What do you think of this reno (Sydney)?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by tess_, 10th Aug, 2015.

  1. tess_

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  2. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    That's an amazing reno - I really like it, although I'd probably do something slightly different at the back with the windows. But the timber and glass is great. :)
     
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    Yea I like it. Looks very architectural.
     
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    I like it, looks modern.

    Only thing I would do is make the front façade look much sharper and in line with the rest of the home.
     
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    Yes it's a bit too pretty and not congruent with the very modern back. More modern colours might have looked better.
     
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    Agree Jess. Front doesn't look modern in its finish and colours. But perhaps they had reason to do it as they did, based on their research etc.
     
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    It's a shame they couldn't have put a garage at the front. I think it's crazy that this house will probably cost a few million and have no garage, just a carport... ahh Sydney prices...
     
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    @Jess Peletier what would you do differently with the windows? (ie. upstairs windows I assume?)

    So I've noticed people don't tend to put balconies overlooking the backyard any more... but how would you jazz up the back a bit?

    At least I think the back of that birchgrove place looks so much better than the back of this place.... no window in that upper back wall because there is a bathroom there. I thought it looked terrible. or is it just me? Cos this is a newly built house: http://www.news.com.au/finance/real...llion-at-auction/story-fnd91nhy-1227439918099
     
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    I completely agree, the first house is way better. That big blank wall is awful. I guess i find the windows on the first one too symmetrical, like two big eyes...I'd maybe just do something more interesting like do one full and the other split or something. Nothing major, and it could just be my own personal taste!
     
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    Agree Jess, that big blank wall is just depressing. It amazes me that people actually build things like this..... wouldn't you think their architect would have made some alternative suggestions for the space?
     
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    You might find that they may have been constrained by conservation/heritage orders as to how much they could alter front.

    Not really a carport all you could do is poke the nose of the car under the front verandah, probably looking to squeeze 2 (small) vehicles in the parking space.
     
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    I do think that the reno has been done extremely well. Bit of a shame re the front, but by the same token it's nice that it still fits in with the surrounding properties.
     
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    @Samten yep quite possible mate.
     
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    Great reno but the front looks terrible.. I like the old brown bricks.. Would've suited the back more..
     
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    Simply painting bricks looks so cheap- render or at least bagging better.
    That bedroom upstairs-- right under roof- stinking hot in summer even with insulation.
     
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    How much would the Reno have costed? Looks like major structural work