Extension of elegance

Introducing more room to entertain and more light & space, this renovation/extension draws on Hamptons style while still in keeping with the original Queenslander home

Designed by Baastudio

From the renovating architect:


The owners are a large family who loved to entertain, so the renovation required an extension of the existing Queenslander home to extend the kitchen, verandah and build underneath. 

It was important to remain sympathetic to the Queenslander style while ensuring a classic and timeless look – drawing inspiration from the Hampton and Plantation styles.

The homeowners were dissatisfied with the existing kitchen, outside decking/entertainment areas and lack of natural light. 

The existing interior spaces required modernising – as the existing low ceilings and closed interiors meant dark, small spaces that were was not functional for a growing family who liked to entertain.

Design solution

The design team developed a solution which successfully combines features of the Hampton and Plantation styles with the existing Queenslander home to create a classic and timeless home. 

Extending the rear, raising the roof line and ceiling height, and adding more windows in the living areas all allowed more light to flow into the home. 

Redesigning the kitchen for informal and formal dining options, adding plenty of kitchen storage space, and flowing the design to the larger decking area with an outdoor kitchen means the family can effortlessly entertain in comfort. 

In addition, the home has an improved connection to the beautiful outside vista and pool.

Design outcome

This project is an example of how renovating can achieve a successful cohesive result while being sympathetic to the existing style of a home. 

Credit list

Renovating architect
Kitchen designer
Interior designer
Zincalume to match existing roof
Window/door joinery
Fully glazed double sliding door, hinged door, stacking doors – Allkind
Bedroom flooring
Guest suite – Smooth finish concrete; owner supplying carpet and gym mats
Easycraft Easy VJ – washable low sheen paint finish
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Homes – Runner Up
Saunders Construction
Kitchen manufacturer
James Hardie Primeline Weatherboard Chamfer to match existing house
Louvre system
Timber shutters – Breezeway
Main floor
Queensland timber Flooring, engineered – Provence French Oak Versailles
Bathroom tiles
Hexagon Mosaic
Feature lighting
Cool white led strip lighting for kitchen

Designed by: Baastudio

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Darren Kerr

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