Paddington worker’s cottage undergoes stunning transformation after multi-million dollar makeover

first_imgThe home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, after it underwent a major renovation.Despite this, he saw the potential to create something special and snapped up the home on 503sq m in October, 2015 for $695,000. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoThe house was lifted and shifted to create a new main entrance and make room for a double carport.The excavation process involved taking out more than 50 truckloads of soil from the backyard to get the level right. The home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, before it underwent a major renovation. The home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, before it underwent a major renovation. The home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, after it underwent a major renovation.“We liked the square block, allowing 20 metres of frontage rather than the traditional 10 metres, which gave us ability to play around with the design,” Mr Oosthuizen said.He and his wife then moved back in to the home in January and have spent the past three months camping on-site while they finished the internal renovations before putting on the market.“It really is the glamorous life of a renovator to camp on-site and live on a mattress, but that’s what it takes,” he said.“It is a very stressful process. You’ve got to be resilient.“I don’t know how people do it if they work full time.” The home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, after it underwent a major renovation.The amazing renovation job cost over $1 million for the construction phase alone, but for architect and builder Arno Oosthuizen, it’s been a labour of love.When Mr Oosthuizen first viewed the dilapidated property at 87 Tooth Avenue, he knew he had a major project on his hands.“You could feel the house swaying as you were moving inside it, so it was fairly unstable to be honest,” he said. The home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, before it underwent a major renovation. The home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, before it underwent a major renovation.IT might look flawless now, but before its stunning transformation this pre-war Queenslander was barely standing. Check out the before and after photos of this property in exclusive Paddington, which has been transformed from an old, turn-of-the-century worker’s cottage to the ultimate modern family home. The home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, before it underwent a major renovation. The home at 87 Tooth Ave, Paddington, after it underwent a major renovation.The home has been transformed into a five bedroom, three bathroom, two car space property, with pool, media room, wine cellar and expansive terrace.Alex Rutherford of Place Estate Agents said the property fitted a marketplace that had not been catered for in recent years.“The reality is this house has been architecturally designed so the living areas are taking and framing the views,” she said.“It is different and it’s very modern. It’s something that I haven’t seen for quite some time.”The property is scheduled for auction on-site on May 13 at 9am through Place Estate Agents New Farm. Tips for prospective renovators from Westpac: · Ask yourself why Are you renovating to create more space for your family, to update the appearance or functionality of your home, or to add value? The reason you are renovating will influence your choices throughout the renovation process. · Do your research If you are renovating to add value to your property, research the area thoroughly to avoid overcapitalising on your renovations and to understand what buyers in the area are looking for.· Set a budgetBegin sourcing quotes to get a realistic idea of how much the work will cost and what you can achieve within your budget.last_img read more