Rubicon St, Northcote

Opening up your home’s spaces.

The brief was to completely transform this four-bedroom family home into a stunning high-quality living space, while at the same time maintaining some key character features.

The clients were focused on creating more open-plan living, and we knew this was a project where we could really make a difference. We sat down and helped them through every step, from the design phase until completion, coming up with a plan that conformed to both their requirements and their budget.

Bringing in light and unity.

The existing home lacked flow. The rooms were mainly bunched together, with no connection to each other, making the house feel a little segmented and claustrophobic.

Our new design created a fantastic open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area, introducing clean lines, a sophisticated style and hugely improving the light. It’s a thing of beauty as you approach from the front door down a wide, airy hallway and see the modern, bright free-flowing space opening up ahead.

We continued this sense of flow with the wide, wall to ceiling sliding doors that open onto the alfresco back yard and barbeque area. All external walls were rendered with a smooth, white finish, again achieving our aim to create more space and attract more light.

Millimetre-perfect build quality.

We were able to get clever with many of the design aspects, making the construction phase of the project just that bit more affordable, while not compromising on their vision for the house, nor the quality of the build.

We used Tasmanian oak flooring throughout the interior – its rich stained and polished finish works beautifully with the modern white fittings and pure white wall. The kitchen area was fully kitted out with mirrored splash backs, a high-spec double oven and stunning pendants over the island bench – perfect for group entertaining.

In the bedrooms, we were able to keep the attractive ceiling roses and maintain the style of the original home among our updated storage and laundry areas. The bathrooms also gained a touch of luxury with floor-to-ceiling tiles and panoramic mirrors.

Bringing inspiration to the neighbourhood.

From the street, this still looks like a suburban home, in keeping with the neighbourhood. But step inside and you find a light, sophisticated interior straight out of a magazine spread. The owners were overjoyed.

“We hired Kube to renovate and extend our house. They managed to seamlessly blend together the old and new sections of our house. Andrew and Marcus made the process less daunting and were always available to answer questions. We love our new home and would highly recommend their services.”

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