Nice to see one of my houses on the front page of the Herald Homes lift-out this morning. I never like it however when my clients move out, but 16 years after loving his renovation Kleme Vela is moving on to pastures wider than the Pt Chev site he’s been in since 1990.
That’s the sketch, above, I did for him back in 1996, from which the renovations started, making sure (as the Herald says) “the new part seamlessly matched the old.
It’s hard to believe [continues the Herald] that the architect-designed living room, with its wood-panelled window seat [below], traditional fireplace and pillars [pillars?], isn’t original.
It’s a testament to what can be done with clients who have an eye for detail.