Jackson Lightbody Architects
Loretto is a ‘Queensland Bungalow’ style home built on a Hawthorne river avenue in 1923. Prior to the current renovation this home had only 2 owners and was for the most part in its original condition.
Over 12 months, MCD Construction took this highly dilapidated home, raised it and moved it on the block to allow for a significant renovation and extension that respected the homes’ heritage. Under the guidance of Lightbody Architects, the home grew from 167m2 to 627m2 and now includes 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, underground cellar and entertaining area, viewing bar, roof viewing deck, fire pit, heated fully tiled pool with swim jets, 5.6kW Solar System, double sided wood fireplace, 3 living areas, library, study, dedicated outdoor kitchen, workshop and a fully landscaped yard and roof terraces – this home has it all!
The Architecture and detailing is very considerate to the original texture pallet and finish. The original home has been restored using hard wood weather boards, pressed metal ceilings, VJ timber walls, hardwood floors and grounded with traditional pressed bricks around the base and landscape. The new areas of floor area had been designed in a manner that separates ‘old and new’ and was constructed using burnished suspended concrete slabs, double skin feature brick, spotted gum timber flooring, feature off form concrete roof gardens and custom timber glazing.
The internal joinery includes polished oak timbers, two pack VJ panelling, textured stone, stainless steel and timber bench tops and custom made towel rails to name a few. The craftsmanship on this home is second to none and will stand for generations to come.
Precision & Refined Craftsmanship from Cameron and the entire MCD Team. A rare outcome indeed!
House of the Year
Commercial Refurbishment/Renovation $750,000 - $5 million
Individual Home $1.26 million - $2 million
Best Renovation/Remodelling Project over $1m
Best Custom Built Home over $2m