|Fact file: Post office renovation & extension
Project: Extension & renovation
House size: 451m2
Self build house plans re-created using Build It 3D Home Design Software
Darren Murphy and his partner Natalie Wylie transformed a neglegted post office into the five bedroom luxury home of their dreams.
They decided to keep the old post house, with its quaint touches of period character, and instead increase its footprint with a large, modern brick-and-block extension – thus doubling its depth and height to a second storey.
It took a lot of thought to tie in the new extension with the original 19th century cottage, both structurally and stylistically, and all while the couple were living there. The project was undoubtedly a success however and Darren and Natalie are delighted with their lavish new home.