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Innaloo Modern Transformation
Innaloo triplex transformed into a modern 2 storey home
With a sharp eye for recognising the potential of this street frontage triplex, homeowners Greg and Lyn were pleased with their decision to purchase this low maintenance home in 2001.
Having transitioned from a life of farming to living in the suburbs and being closer to their two adult daughters and grandchildren, Greg and Lyn had previously built three homes and had a thorough understanding of what was involved.
“Once we agreed this was where we wanted to live long term, it was a case of us then looking into how we could improve the layout and maximise the space in the home” said Lyn.
“We both loved the fact that the home overlooked a beautiful park, and with a limited backyard our options were to build up and also make better use of our generous front garden.”
The owners met with Jim Belton, Design Consultant with Summit Home Improvements to discuss their options and found the designs recommended by Jim best met their needs.
“Jim was great; he knew his stuff and knew what we wanted. He helped refine our ideas and enhanced the plans we had for the front alfresco area; it has really increased the amount of time we spend sitting out there” said Greg.
By the time Greg and Lyn had signed off on their designs they were ready for the significant transformation to begin.
Summit Home Improvements added a 70sqm second storey which provided an additional lounge/retreat area, master bedroom, walk in robe and ensuite, as well as a 9.5m2 balcony which overlooks the park. While downstairs an entry wall to the left which boxed in the kitchen was removed to allow in more light and create a seamless connection to the dining area.
An undercover alfresco area was also constructed out the front, providing a natural extension from the indoor living/dining area to outside; turning a previously unused space into a relaxing entertainment area.
“We’re delighted with Summit Home Improvements. They did everything they said they would do; on time and on budget” said Greg.
“The whole team had a can do attitude and were happy to work with us. They took our ideas, shared their ideas and together we talked it over until we had a design we were really happy with.”
It’s difficult to imagine this modern home sits on just 330sqm. The second storey has been constructed with attention to detail, making it hard to believe this was ever a single story triplex. By creating a front alfresco area Greg, Lyn and their family have the added benefit of making the most of the large playground across the road for their grandchildren to enjoy while they watch over in comfort.Go back