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Woodrow Drive Queenslander renovation


From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — 54 Woodrow Drive, Queensland

Woodrow Drive is a unique renovation of a grand scale, combining the architectural details of a classical 1930s era Queenslander home with modern contemporary finishes of today.

After a few months of design and ten months of construction, the house has evolved from a small two bedroom house to a large five bedroom family home that ‘better relates to the Queensland outdoors’.

This gracious family home is a true jewel in Brisbane’s inner-city. Offering the modern family everything they could dream of including chef’s kitchen and butler’s pantry, media room, open plan living spaces flowing out to beautifully landscaped grounds on 779 square metres with a back boundary of an impressive 33 metres wide.

The home was raised 1.05 metres and moved into position on the unusually shaped block. This created a large level grassed terrace and beautiful resort style pool area flowing out from the living spaces.

Raising the home created exceptionally high ceilings on both levels, over three metres in height. With the higher ceiling and the modern interior enhanced by the Resene Alabaster walls throughout, it is a perfect canvas on which to display art. The original house was painted an uninspiring cream colour commonly used in the 1930s. Blending into the other homes situated in the street, this house required a colour that was strong enough to command attention but wasn’t overpowering.

Most of this weatherboard home was painted Resene Napa, with breaks of double strengths and deeper tones to add visual interest. Enhanced with natural stone walling, this home has immaculate street appeal.

The walls in the terrace and BBQ area were painted a deep Resene Double Napa on the rendered blue board, to contrast beautifully with the white pavers. A BBQ outdoor kitchen with mirrored splashback reflecting the pool was selected in a Caesar stone bench top and Polytec Caraway matching the Resene Double Napa walls perfectly. The Electrolux BBQ and stainless steel bar fridge gave an industrial edge to the space and complemented the paintwork perfectly.

Resene Double Napa was used for all the timber fencing, double strength due to the strong western sun in the late afternoon. This colour was the perfect choice as a backdrop for all of the planting of Bamboo, Yukka and Pandanus.

All of the rendered block walls were coated in Resene Double Masala, which set off the metallic metallic finish of the mailbox stainless plate, silver aluminium awnings, gate and Zincalume roof. With the large scale of the home from the street, the Resene Double Masala fence line and garage grounded the property and set off the large expanse of lawn. The result of this renovation was a stunning family home, of the finest finish and a great reflection of high-end design.

Colours used: Resene Alabaster, Resene Double Masala, Resene Double Napa, Resene Napa.

Products used: Resene Lumbersider, Resene Enamacryl, Resene TimberLock.

Architectural Specifier: Klinge Constructions and Developments
Building Contractor: Klinge Constructions and Developments
Interior Designer: Louise Klinge
Painting Contractor: Q Paint
Photographer: Focus Films

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