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Sandy Bay Views

Finalist, 2018 HIA Awards

Renovation/Addition over $400,000

Merlin Constructions were approached to be part of this negotiated project to renovate a 1970s four-story house. The existing house had good structural integrity however, was rather tired and in need of a modern look.

Preston Lane architects developed a thoughtful design to extend the house to maximize the sun, space and views down the river towards the city. The whole house was renovated in addition to additional space afforded to the kitchen, dining and living areas. The clients had a particular focus on taste and functionality for this renovation.

The finished construction boasted a combination of structural steel, timber framing and large areas of glass. In addition to these structural elements, the use of elegant joinery, American Oak floors and exquisite tiles, the 1970s build is today a striking Sandy Bay head-turner.


Roof: KLIP-LOK Roofing
Cladding: Hardies Scyon ‘Axon’ and 6mm Hardieflex
Decking: 133mm Spotted Gum
Render: 5 Stage Render System

Special features

Blum mechanical joinery hardware
Timber floors – American Oak
Aluminium fin clad garage and tilt door construction


Preston Lane Architects
Lucid Photography
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