This Brisbane character home was transformed recently under the watchful eye of interior designer Polina Radchenko who worked on the project alongside architects JMH Design. The family home, located in Kedron, was entirely reinvented – it’s now bigger (a second storey was added), much more light-filled, modern and has increased flow between the spaces too. The overall outcome is impressive indeed.
“I used fresh colours and the more traditional joinery features pick up on the character of the home. A clean, sophisticated palette features a light airy base, rich timber accents, soft textured stones and tiles that add rhythm and visual interest to the space,” says Polina.
While the whole home was renovated, particular emphasis was placed on the functional areas of the house including the kitchen, three bathrooms, laundry and the master bedroom’s walk-in robe.
The heart of the home, the new kitchen is markedly different from the home’s previous one which was desperately in need of renovation and light. The space features traditional off-white joinery (that speaks to the home’s heritage) as well as textured kit kat tiles, complementary walnut timber flooring, floating timber shelves and contrast island bench sides.
“Combining beautiful joinery with gunmetal fittings, timber accents, beautiful stone benches, state-of-the-art appliances and a spacious butler’s pantry, the kitchen would be the envy of any chef,” says Polina.
Another key part of the renovation, the bathrooms feature full-height Moroccan tiles, nude stone benches, soft timber cabinetry and contrasting gun metal fittings. The tranquil master ensuite has a luxe double vanity and a freestanding bathtub – the latter featuring in the home’s second bathroom too.
“Parents will not have to share this bathroom with their children, who have an equally beautiful main bathroom with another freestanding bathtub and a separate toilet,” says Polina.
The home hit the market this month, not long after renovation. It sold for $1.9 million which was well above reserve and broke the sales record for the suburb.
Photography: Flair Media Co
Builder: JMC Carpentry | Cabinetry: Platinum Joinery | Agent: Lance Russell | Furniture: James Richardson Furniture
Lauren Daly says
Wow! Great reno. 😍
Jim Colvin says
What was the purchase price; initial valuation of the original house ? How much did the reno cost? We need to have these stats in this instance and in other similar articles so as to appreciate the core value of the undertaking.
Jen Bishop says
Hi Jim. While I see where you’re coming from, not everyone wants to share this information, with good reason, and we certainly wouldn’t say we can only share homes where they give us all of this. It wouldn’t leave much to share! You’re always welcome to contact them and ask and you never know.