Testament to its 19th-century beginnings, Bianco House, evolved from a single-storey, weatherboard home, modest in size yet abundant in character. The Edwardian, with its trademark ornate ceilings and delicate fretwork, had previously undergone a partial update. The front rooms were modernised with a Nordic touch; lime-washed baltic pine underfoot and interiors adorned with a white-on-white palette.
The client brief was to create a double-storey renovation to the rear, including a new kitchen and dining area, plus an ensuite bedroom with a walk-in robe above – not a straightforward endeavour considering the block is only seven metres wide. This, combined with irregularities of neighbouring properties, plus a northwest rear orientation, requiring a balance of sun and shade, provided a meticulous task for the chosen designer.