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Wanting to give their property a new lease on life, the owners of this Trigg abode enlisted Transform WA to set about demolishing and renovating large fragments of the home, transforming it with a fusion of Scandinavian design elements that favour intricacy, texture and a largely neutral colour palette.

The home’s four bedrooms and two bathrooms were fully reconfigured and renovated, while its left-hand wing was demolished back to the slab above an undercroft garage, before being extended and rebuilt to include a brand new facade.

The garage was also improved with new roller doors, alongside a new staircase up to the front door, a feature stone blade wall, new retaining walls, a revamped driveway and all new landscaping, all of which combine to make the home seem brand new.

Contrasting with the playful curvature embedded into the driveway, the lighter stone feature wall and the white tones of the front elevation, the dark colour of the garage adds a touch of drama to the home’s otherwise calming street presence.

For Transform WA Builder and Director Carl Morrone, who himself spent time onsite as part of the building effort, the project was an exercise in attention to detail.

“The owners were looking to make their home more spacious and functional, all whilst enhancing the beautiful tree line views,” he said.

“They wanted an open living space with easy flow from the balcony to back alfresco that also considered family requirements.

“Ultimately, they were looking for a seamless integration of the old and new, but did not want their home to look like a renovation.

“They wanted it to look like a modernised, quality-built home.”

Ultimately, the homeowners were looking for a seamless integration of the old and new.
Camera IconUltimately, the homeowners were looking for a seamless integration of the old and new. Credit: Silvertone Photography/Supplied.

The end result achieved this and more, featuring a stunning modern design throughout, with clean lines and a smart use of shape giving the home contemporary flair.

Scandinavian and coastal design meet seamlessly, using an organic palette with subtle but interesting design features to create an understated showstopper.

Daniel Cassettai Design Principal Daniel Cassettai, who designed the home, said the project was a labour of love.

“I knew the old home, as I live on the street,” he said. “Knowing the neighbours and how we live on the street, I knew that integration from inside to outside, especially on the front balcony, was important.”

“We created a flow and visual connection from the rear of the home and right through to the front and beyond.

“It was really about matching materials. We continued the new materials into the older parts of the home.”

Located along the beach, Mr Morrone said it made sense for the home to play up Trigg’s laid-back lifestyle aspect, blended expertly with the Scandinavian influences to create a property that simultaneously fits in with its surroundings and stands out from the crowd.

Combining form and function, the heart of the home is the open-plan kitchen, living and dining area.

A masterclass in utilisation of space, each section feels defined and separate, but at the same time connected to its surrounds.

A smooth, flowing floor plan is an integral part of this, with floor-to-ceiling windows creating that sought-after connection to the outdoors and bathing the hub of the home in natural light.

The area uses soft greys and whites to aid in creating an airy, bright atmosphere, which is continued into the newly renovated bedrooms and bathrooms.

Mr Morrone said the home had changed the owner’s lifestyle while giving them plenty more room and open spaces.

“It has given them a home that lends itself to entertaining and family, whilst offering spaces for escape and solitude,” he said.

The home is located at 21 Turnbull Way, Trigg and is open for viewing Saturdays and Sundays from August 22 until September 13 from 1-5pm.

CONTACT Transform WA, 6188 5602, www.transformwa.com.au

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