Kilaben Bay

Project Description

The owners of this home, at the time of renovations, owned and operated the Local Mitre 10 store. Peter is also a builder. As their business kept them very busy, it was decided by Peter and Sue to employ Stylish Abodes to renovate their lakeside home.

The original home was a four bedroom, two bathrooms, comfortable but not modern home. It is on the shores of Lake Macquarie with fabulous, deep frontage with a large jetty. A plot, deserving a special home. So the decision was made to renovate and renew in three stages.

A large extension was first built on the rear of the home. It was made up of a kitchen, dining and lounge area with two bedrooms and a bathroom. It had a separate entry but was still accessed from the main area.

The next stage was to demolish the existing kitchen and bathrooms. The layout of the original home was changed to focus on the lake view. The bedrooms were also rebuilt. A large living, dining area was created in front of the kitchen.

A new roof and large verandas were added. The home had a lot of timber detail and inside/ outside living was created. The decks were designed to create a feeling of walking down a jetty as the entrance flowed to the lake.

The results of this renovation were spectacular. A home was created to enhance its’ very special location.