The young couple from Dulwich Hill were keen to rejuvenate their Federation cottage by preserving and reinstating its historical detailing, while simultaneously making it more responsive to the needs of a family with young children.
Their attention to the building's period detail was meticulous, extending to the repointing of the facade brickwork, restoration of the Art Nouveau leadlight windows, and the reinstatement of the tessellated path & verandah plus the slate steptreads. They chose the Bristol pattern with a Norwood border in colours that effortlessly blended with those of the bricks and paintwork. By laying the pattern on the diagonal the verandah not only appears deeper but has a greater energy and flow, connecting the two arms of the 'L' shape.
Having young children meant that safety was a major consideration in their decision to choose tessellated flooring. Our vitrified porcelain tiles made in France are slip, scratch and frost resistant, making them the obvious practical and aesthetic choice for the project.