OLD world meets the new in this incredible Bulimba house.
The property at 49 Bulimba St, known as Greenock, was built in the late 1800s and its picturesque blue and white facade has become well-known among locals.
Owners Ross Garland and Dace Ozols lived in the property for three years, getting to know the intimate ins and outs of the property, before engaging architect Kieron Gait to design a modern extension.
“What we wanted to do was maintain the original house and then add a very modern addition to the back,” Mr Garland said.
“We didn’t want to try and replicate the old, we wanted something that had its own integrity.”
Mr Garland said while they wanted something modern, they did not want “a white box”.
“There’s lots of wood, limestone floors and blackbutt features,” he said.
“We went for a very minimalist aesthetic, a clean design, at the back.”
Mr Garland said they were also wary that they did not want to take up too much space on the 1012sq m block with the house.
“We’re on a very large block and we wanted to not lose that,” he said.
“We have a lovely large garden with a large pool — we have the best of both worlds.”
He said the kitchen was one of his favourite areas of the house.
“Whenever people come in, they immediately gravitate to the bench in the kitchen and just sit themselves down.
“It’s a very comfortable space for people, and it’s where I’m sitting at the moment working.”
Mr Garland believed the house would suit a family.
“You can stand in the kitchen and you can see the children in the garden and the pool.”