Welcome to our gallery featuring a beautiful home renovation by Baahouse + BaaStudio, from Brisbane, Australia.
The award-winning Australian design and architect firm specializes in home renovation, additions to existing homes, sustainable housing designs, architectural building designs for both commercial and residential buildings, and designs for resorts, office-buildings, and multi-level apartments.
This beautiful home is situated on a hilly area in Brisbane’s inner city suburb, Norman Park. The owners of the 1880s Queenslander family home approached Baahouse + BaaStudio to help them renovate the home. The home’s design was very typical of Queenslander-style homes; the aesthetically pleasing home was hidden down a long, dark path surrounded by a privacy fence.
The pre-renovation home was dark and cold, with cramped, small rooms and many spaces that were just unusable. The owners wanted a home that would be practical for a growing family, but they also wanted to explore atypical design styles that would complement their unique style.
The solution was to create an open home full of light and color. Removing many of the walls of the home allowed the many cramped, small, or unusable spaces to be reutilized and reimagined into a home design full of light, space, and functionality.
The result of this renovation was a fusion of Queenslander and Hampton styles, perfect for a growing, modern family that will remain comfortable for years to come.
We hope you’ll enjoy this fantastic renovation and admire the style and craftsmanship in what could possibly be one of the most beautiful homes in all of Brisbane!
An aerial view from the street. A tall privacy fence with a gate closes off this home from the much higher street on the hill. The garage is separate from the main home, with a short driveway.
A view of the front of the home from just outside the opened gates. The single-story home has an elegant pathway leading up to the porch, with only ornamental trees so that the home gets as much sunlight as possible.
A series of stone steps lead down to the front yard from the street, passing the garage. Hardy shrubs and plants line the steps. At the bottom are matching ornamental trees in raised stone planters, which give the entryway a grand, polished look.
A close up on the steps and stone planters reveals the way the planters are merged into the stone steps. Small veins in the stone of the steps creates an artificial aging effect.
The spacious veranda of the home has windows that filter light onto the porch, gently warming the wood decking. Matching hanging light fixtures light the porch after the sun sets.
A view of the veranda from the front yard, showing the additional gate that leads down the hill to the backyard. French doors on either side of the front door let in additional light to the home.
The foyer is a pristine white with a checkerboard tile floor. Immediately to the right of the front door is a staircase leading up to the second floor. A rich blue on the clapboard walls going up the stairs is accented by beautiful Delft blue pottery and prints in the main entryway.
Just off of the main hallway is the laundry room, which continues directly into the main floor mudroom and bathroom. The checkerboard flooring and white cabinetry with glossy black countertops is a design that will be carried on later in the kitchen.
The main floor bathroom is all subway tile, with a row of black contrasting tiles as the white walls meet the charcoal gray flooring. The full bathroom also doubles as a mudroom, with two areas with benches and hooks for hanging jackets. The shower is perfect for a quick rinse after swimming in the backyard pool.
Heading straight from the main door to the second floor brings us into the living room. Tucked in an open nook is the dining room.
The dining room features an enormous built-in bookcase that reaches the high ceilings, with an orb chandelier above the shabby-chic wooden dining table. French doors on the right lead into the main hallway of the second story.
The home’s walls are in cream clapboard, which adds a subtle visual detail to the neutral space. The living room is in shades of blue with a large patterned ottoman. On the right wall is a built-in shelving unit with six drawers and a wall-mounted television.
The spacious living room as seen from the front hallway. The open-concept space also includes a small inset nook with a full desk. On the far edge of the room is a set of collapsable doors that lead to the balcony. Around the corner is the kitchen area.
A closer look at the living room, also looking through to the balcony and around the corner to the kitchen. The home’s position on a hill affords the owners a fantastic view of the lush treetops and the tops of the tallest buildings of the city beyond.
The balcony is included in the area. The glass doors can be pulled shut to enclose the main portion of the house during less than beautiful weather. From this angle, we can see the entirety of the spacious U-shaped kitchen with custom cabinetry and an eat-in kitchen bar.
The kitchen is in white with glossy black granite countertops and a large, high-end range. A glass-faced door leads out of the kitchen and into another room in the home.
On the main floor are the bedrooms and bathrooms. Continuing the blue designs from the living room and foyer in the primary bedroom, the elegant patterns flow throughout the room, from the bedding to the lamps to the window bench seat.
The primary bathroom also continues a motif from the other bathrooms in the home. The charcoal gray tiles and white cabinetry with black countertops reflects both the laundry room and the bathroom of the main floor. The striped dresser against the back tiled wall is a beautiful accent piece to the sleek, glossy soaking tub and vessel sinks.
A glass door leads off of the living room and twists down to the covered patio.
An aerial view of the backyard’s stone patio with retractable glass doors and a beautiful, spacious pool. Lush foliage drapes over the privacy fence.
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