A builder who fell in love with Victorian architecture and then dedicated his life to restoring houses reduced this post-war weatherboard to studs and built it back up, adding Victorian-inspired flourishes throughout.

His dedication and passion resulted in a beautiful residence where refined spaces and quality finishes are testament to craftsmanship.

 

2 Cannon Street, Sunshine, 3020

 

The facade includes a large, front step-up merbau deck, new weatherboards and a new zinc roof.

Bamboo gloss floorboards throughout are hardwearing and easy to maintain.

The complementary colour palette incorporates creams, whites and taupes.

The front sitting room has a gas fireplace, and the first of five ornate ceiling roses.

The main bedroom is light-filled and has a contemporary en suite. All four bedrooms have built-in robes.

Italian marble in all wet areas creates a consistently luxurious look.

Almost three-and-a-half metre ceilings add impact to the spaces.

The house has been extended to double the original living space, and behind the scenes work has been carried out to re-stump and re-wire all rooms.

Open-plan living follows with the brand new kitchen inset to the side. A window centred above a twin sink offers views of the backyard.

Here, acrylic gloss soft-closing drawer cabinetry, a new Westinghouse 900mm freestanding oven, six-burner cooktop and rangehood is everything the resident cook could ask for.

Twin chalk white ceiling roses set against a taupe ceiling and multi-paned windows in the meals/living room add that old-meets-new look and exposed timber-framed glass sliding doors open to a charming outdoor entertaining area.

Here, undercover and fully finished, it has over-sized tiles and provision for a fully plumbed outdoor kitchen.

There is a rear self-contained studio beyond, with a full-sized bedroom, en suite, small living area and kitchenette.

A large deck catches the sun and overlooks a lawned area. Together with a new double carport, here is the house that love built.

Close to Buckingham Reserve, Kororoit Creek and an eight-minute walk to Sunshine station.

 

2 Cannon Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

2 Cannon Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

2 Cannon Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

2 Cannon Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

2 Cannon Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

2 Cannon Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

2 Cannon Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

2 Cannon Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)