Character building

A second storey addition has added charm to this 1950s home, thanks to the skill of Cape Cod Australia

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interior view of bathroom

Most people add a second storey to their homes to increase their living space and add value to their property. Depending on the design, an addition can also add charm and character.

This 1950s fibro cottage has a lighter, spacious feel following the addition of a second storey by Cape Cod Australia, says managing director Alec Trostiansky.

The addition includes three large bedrooms, a spacious bathroom and a linen cupboard that opens onto a central landing. A staircase off the landing connects new spaces to the existing living area.

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"By centrally locating the addition over the existing ground floor, the whole residence has a sense of symmetry and balance," says Trostiansky.

The remaining roof areas were covered with zincalume sheeting to match the addition, and a gambrel roof feature added to each level.

Pitching the new roof over the existing front verandah had the effect of reducing the scale and bulk of the front elevation, and defining the existing outdoor space and front entry to the residence.

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Cape Cod Australia has been designing and building second storey additions for more than 40 years, renovating houses in a variety of styles and working with a broad range of materials. As well as having its own team of designers, architects and sub-contractors, the company also has access to a wide range of suppliers.

Cape Cod Australia prides itself on its commitment to design, service and quality workmanship, and has won a number of industry awards for quality and design.

For more details, contact Cape Cod Australia, Suite 41, 410 Church St, North Parramatta, NSW 2151, phone (02) 9683 1999, fax (02) 9683 2868. Website: www.capecod.com.au.

Story by: Trendsideas

23 Aug, 2004