Renovation Projects

Heritage Renovation

As the builder, we were honoured to be given the task of restoring the only known surviving private house of West Australian Architect - George Temple Poole.

Our aim was to embrace the original aesthetic value of this 1920's home by restoring the old and adding a slick contemporary addition we managed to successfully create a modern family home while keeping intact its historical value.

Project Details
  • Location: Cottesloe
  • Budget: $1,500,000
  • Timeframe: 12 Months

Carefully Detailed

Our brief was to restore the home to as close to its original condition as possible, and to add a contemporary open plan dining/living area with pool and alfresco at the rear of the house. The National Trust took a keen interest in every stage of the restoration to ensure that the home's integrity was maintained. Every trade and material bought on site was carefully chosen and installed using time honoured methods. The floor boards were all removed and then relayed by hand nailing.

The proud owners have a nautical background and were keen to see the abundance of feature jarrah returned to its former glory. None the more evident is the beautiful timber and brass inlayed compass that we created in the floor of the room that divides the new from the old. The key to this building was to embrace the original home with all its 1920's style and to add a slick contemporary addition that allow this young family to have all the modern cons a house of this calibre deserves.

Client / Rob Appleyard

"Embracing a classic original and providing elegant modern touches was the challenge with this Cottesloe masterpiece.

Our extensive extensions and alterations were carried out to a very high standard of finish. Any construction detail problems encountered were overcome in a practical and timely manner. Their professional approach ensured the project easily achieved the budget and time requirements.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Tooltime..."