Residential Project: Hawthorn, Victoria.

I'm currently working on the renovation of an original Californian Bungalow in the leafy inner suburb of Hawthorn, in Melbournes east.

The house is typical of the area, with a lot of its original detailing in tact, so the decision was made early on to keep as much of the existing property as possible and to extend the house in a style in keeping with its character.

An 80's extension was removed before work began late last year, and its now really taking shape.

My client has great style and I've been working closely with her and the builder to ensure every detail is on the mark. From floor plans to the smallest interior fittings. We have a solid aesthetic that we are working towards.

It's a contemporary twist on a classic Californian Bungalow. Clean, simple lines with elegant styling. The interior will be very white and clean with a fair dollop of sophistication and glamour. A stunning mid grey and white exterior will be fresh but in keeping with the traditional bones of the property.

The house is almost at lock up and we are now finalising a variety of internal and external details. It's at a very exciting stage.