Modern renovations often same both time and resources and this revamped post-war brick semi-detached house in Bondi is no different with its rejuvenated new avatar! Bill and Kate’s House was altered dramatically and given a new lease of life by Potter&Wilson as a new rear extension, roof garden and gabled second level transform the forgotten home. The interior of this Aussie residence was poorly-lit and neglected for several decades before its current owners picked it up and gave it a modern rehash. Combining some of the old world charm with contemporary ergonomics and a smart floor plan, this is now a light-filled family residence.

Street facade of the Bill and Kate’s House with gabled roof that is newly added in the backdrop

The idea of a rear extension is one that is tried and tested. But beyond this, you have a roof garden that can be accessed from the master bedroom above and acts as a cooling feature for the living area below.A steel frame connects the garden with the sitting area even as the kitchen and dining space occupy the area next to it. Bedrooms are placed in the older part of the home with the upper level containing additional private areas and the master bedroom in white.

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Smart modern rear extension with contemporary decor
New sitting area in the rear of the house connected with the garden
Dark gray room with TV and ample shelving
Dark window frames and slats anchor the white room beautifully
Dark steel canopy with planted roof in the rear makes a visual impact
Archways of the old house were preserved and enhance inside the modern setting

Despite the backdrop being monochromatic and white, it is brightly colored sofas in blue that bring vibrant charm to the living area while wood and white combination takes over in the bedroom. The new gabled roof addition feels classic when viewed from the street and blends in with the façade that already exists. An elegant family home with ample space! [Photography: Prue Ruscoe]

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Small pool area and deck with greenery all around
Greenery around the house adds to its relaxing ambiance
Outdoor barbecue area with a rusted finish
Revamped post-war brick semi-detached house in Bondi with a smart new look
Floor plan of Bill and Kate’s House in Bondi

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