Architects: Dion Seminara Architecture
We are committed to creating designs that are perfectly tailored to suit our client’s needs. We see ourselves as partners with our clients, our employees, our community, and the environment. Our aim is to grow our business through referral and repeat business and to ensure our client’s satisfaction by staying at the forefront of design styles and architectural trends.
With their children growing older, our clients made the significant decision to move to Red Hill to be closer to their children’s schools and future universities. As our client’s way of life changed and they had settled into their new community, they realized their new home needed to be open and modernized to meet the new lifestyle requirements of their family.
A character home can easily look like a “replica” when updated, and thus as character home architects, we maintained that our design would complement the other homes on the street while retaining its distinct style. The project’s philosophy was to maximize the beautiful colonial features at the front of the existing home and seamlessly integrate them with a new contemporary, spacious extension to open the home and bring in the view.
The result of this colonial architecture design is the perfect juxtaposition of modern design and a traditional colonial home. Our clients emphasized the desire for spaces where the family could be together, so the centrally located dining area is designed to be used as a place where the family can reconnect.
Scale and proportion were integral elements for the design of this space, with the incorporation of an indoor/outdoor connection. Our clients have a passion for gardening, therefore our colonial architects wanted to give them a place that bonded them to the surrounding environment – a place they can view their horticultural efforts and appreciate the lush greenery.
The void in the new extension gives the room a feeling of infinite space, light, and airflow, making it the ultimate year-round retreat for our clients. Furthermore, the timber adds warmth to the open space, giving the home a feeling of coziness and complementing the style of the traditional colonial home.