House Raise & Builder Under - Taringa


This gorgeous, Queenslander in Taringa was given a makeover in the form of a house raise and build underneath. The original home featured lots of timber, a small old school kitchen and bathroom and needed an update to suit the owner’s lifestyles. Many homes from this era have become too small for modern living, so we often add extra living spaces and bedrooms to make them more livable.

By raising the home, we were able to add more bedrooms and expand the living spaces. The renovated home now has a total of 5 bedrooms, one of which could be used as an office. The main bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe, leading into the ensuite with dual sinks. All of the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and highlight some of the original features such as the doorways.

Additional bathrooms were also added, making a total of 3 bathrooms, including the ensuite. Bathroom renovations are crucial to creating a modern home as they can make the house more appealing for potential resale, plus prevent future maintenance.

Open plan living is a popular design choice when it comes to living areas, therefore we designed a space on the top floor that flows from the outside in, from the kitchen to the dining and living areas. This creates a fresh, spacious area, perfect for entertaining and embracing the backyard. The lush backyard flows off from the deck and is great for entertaining or relaxing with a plunge pool, a barbecue area and even space for a firepit. The kitchen has an island bench, ideal for entertaining whilst separating the kitchen from the living area without dividing the area completely. A butler’s pantry comes off the kitchen, providing plenty of storage space for the owners. 

The ground floor is a more practical space, with another bedroom that can serve as an office or other functional space, a family room plus a bathroom and laundry. Alongside these rooms is the double garage, with plenty of space to house 2 cars and some extra storage if need be.