Reimagining the charm of a period classic
Live in a beautifully crafted home forever. Create large contemporary living spaces where the family with 3 teenagers could enjoy each other’s company, or be apart.
The formal rooms have wonderful dark timber panelling. Back kitchen and bathrooms had been the servants’ areas and boxed in the 1960’s and 70’s. Under the house was grubby and dark. There was no flow between spaces or to the outside. The house felt smaller than it was.
Our Design Solution
We extended the roof and rooms as the original builders would have, to create an open, flowing kitchen and indoor/outdoor living areas and verandah linking to the pool. Downstairs converted to spacious utility areas and a teenage den. Original features, like the brick chimney, were restored and highlighted.
Our Happy Clients
Builders build, tradies trade, but the architect has the vision and ideas. Thanks Jan for your wonderful suggestions.Stephen Stone Owner
Jan has a great eye for detail. Her plans are very comprehensive and she thoughtfully considers every aspect of how her clients will live within the space she designs for them. She specialises in period homes and homes with character.
Manley Homes Manley Homes
My favourite real estate agent said “Your renovations are fabulous, I still think you have best designed kitchen“ I must say I agree with her. I do love my little place and my beautiful kitchen makes me happy every day.Jenny Doust Ashgrove
Best use of a steep site
PlaceMate designs topped the state at the Queensland Master Builders Association Housing & Construction Awards for best use of a sloping site over $250,000 for two contemporary townhouses built on a 500sqm site that dropped 10 meters from a busy road. All four bedrooms and living areas captured the city views.
Best renovation $250-$500,000
PlaceMate designs took home the prize at the Queensland Master Builders Association Housing & Construction Awards for the best renovation $250,000 – $500,000 for a 1910 cast concrete Californian bungalow-style house in Indooroopilly. The winning design unified alterations undertaken in the 50s, 70s and 80s and added a new wing.
Recognised in The Courier-Mail
PlaceMate’s skills were recognised in The Courier-Mail in January 2016 for our transformation of a Shorncliffe residence originally built around 1910.
Registered with Board of Architects Queensland
Registration Number 2457
Our Client Success Team
Placemate Architects works with successful and innovative clients. Together we achieve significant and lasting transformations of cities, houses and landscapes.