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This former Salvation Army hall has been converted into a stunning modern home

A former Salvation Army charity hall in Sydney’s inner west suburb of Leichhardt has been converted into a gorgeous modern home complete with cathedral ceilings, a resort-style bath and garden.

The shell of the 1916 building remains untouched in its original exterior form, while the interior has been entirely transformed and brought into 2020.

After entering through the 200-year-old Argentinian front door, guests are welcomed into the home with high cathedral ceilings, unique fixtures, engineered flooring and a relaxing garden at the back. 

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A former Salvation Army charity hall in Sydney's inner west suburb of Leichhardt has been converted into a gorgeous modern home

A former Salvation Army charity hall in Sydney’s inner west suburb of Leichhardt has been converted into a gorgeous modern home

The shell of the 1916 building seems to remain untouched in its original exterior form, while the interior has been entirely transformed and brought into 2020

The shell of the 1916 building seems to remain untouched in its original exterior form, while the interior has been entirely transformed and brought into 2020 

The newly renovated property is currently listed on the market for $4.2 million and is certainly unlike any other home in the inner west

The newly renovated property is currently listed on the market for $4.2 million and is certainly unlike any other home in the inner west

The current owners purchased the property from the Salvation Army 23 years ago in a run-down condition and decided a renovation was necessary.

The property is listed with Cobden & Hayson’s Ben Southwell and is located on 54-56 Carlisle Street – only six kilometres from Sydney’s CBD.

Mr Southwell said during the renovation the owners wanted to make sure the hall keeps its sense of character.

‘They wanted to do something sympathetic to the original design,’ he said.

‘Everything has been in such a way to ensure it takes nothing away from the hall like the extension, which blends effortlessly into the rest of the hall.’

The current owners purchased the property from the Salvation Army 23 years ago in a run-down condition and decided a renovation was necessary

The current owners purchased the property from the Salvation Army 23 years ago in a run-down condition and decided a renovation was necessary

The kitchen features a commercial gas stove, island bench and stunning stone benchtops along with unique recycled lighting and doors

The kitchen features a commercial gas stove, island bench and stunning stone benchtops

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Theory Design creating modern interior for Burrata model at Miromar Lakes

Caffrey & Associates, Special to Naples Daily News
Published 6:01 a.m. ET Oct. 10, 2020

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Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi and interior designer Adriene Ged are creating the interior design for Seagate Development Group’s furnished Burrata model in the Ancona neighborhood at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.  Priced at $3,295,000 with furnishings, the Burrata model includes 4,068 square feet under air and a massive outdoor living area measuring 1,058 square feet.  The open-concept plan features a living area that includes a spacious grand room, an island kitchen, and a dining area.  The plan’s study can be tasked as a formal dining room.  The grand room and the dining area have pocketing sliders that open to an outdoor living area featuring a two-sided fireplace, an outdoor kitchen, and conversation and dining areas.  The plan also features four bedrooms, one of which is a VIP guest suite, four and a half baths, a pool bath, and a three-car garage.  The master bedroom’s sitting area opens to the outdoors.  The master suite also includes walk-in closets and a bath with dual vanities, dual water closets, a free-standing tub, and a walk-in shower.

Rich Guzman, Principal Designer at R.G. Designs, Inc., has created a transitional modern exterior architectural style for the Burrata model.  Inside, Ruta and Adriene’s clean-lined, modern design will convey a timeless sense of casual elegance while counter-balancing the modern exterior with warm walnut, mid to dark-toned hardwood flooring, and matte black fixtures.  Reverse soffit ceiling details with LED back lighting will give the ceilings the appearance of floating in space.  The model’s roof has been completed and framing

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This Renovation Takes a French Flat From ’70s Spirit to Modern Minimalism

Located in the quiet, small town of Asnières-sur-Seine, just a few kilometers from the center of Paris, this 807-square-foot two-bedroom apartment initially had a ’70s aesthetic. To envision what it would look like after a makeover required a high dose of imagination.

“I had been looking for a new place for about a year when I saw the real estate ad for this apartment,” remembers the 40-year-old owner Hélène, who works in fashion and lives here with her 11-year-old son. “I scheduled the visit for the next day and liked the place. It was very different from what it is now: It was filled with furniture and had carpet on the floor, but I really loved the soft and quiet atmosphere.”

<div class="caption"> <strong>BEFORE:</strong> The homeowner saw the potential in her apartment despite all the furniture and busy carpets. </div>

BEFORE: The homeowner saw the potential in her apartment despite all the furniture and busy carpets.

<div class="caption"> <strong>BEFORE:</strong> The quiet atmosphere was the real draw to the space. </div>

BEFORE: The quiet atmosphere was the real draw to the space.

<div class="caption"> <strong>AFTER:</strong> In the dining room, <a href="https://www.andtradition.com/products/pavilion-av2" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:&Tradition chairs" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">&Tradition chairs</a> surround the made-to-measure table by Heju with an <a href="http://www.atelierareti.com/pendant-lamps-2/girlande-ceiling" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Atelier Areti ceiling light" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Atelier Areti ceiling light</a> above it. A <a href="https://artemest.com/products/tahity-table-lamp-by-ettore-sottsass" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ettore Sottsass table lamp" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ettore Sottsass table lamp</a> sits on the <a href="https://www.usm.com/en-us/modern-home/inspiration/applications/shelving/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:USM shelves" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">USM shelves</a>. </div>

The French young interior architects behind Heju, Hélène Pinaud and Julien Schwartzmann, immediately had a great connection with the owner. As soon as they discovered the space, they knew they could create a very pure atmosphere—a departure from the old Haussmann apartments they usually work on. “Our client liked the functionality of the existing floor plan, so we almost didn’t change anything about it,” the duo says. “This idea was coherent with the minimal project influenced by the ’70s and ’80s that we wanted to design.”

One of the biggest challenges the interior architects faced during the six-month project was giving some personality to a standard flat. “In the main living space, we had to find a way to gather several functions in the same room without breaking the feeling of volume, so we created a ‘big living wall’ with arches that define the entrance, an office, and a library with some

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Preston Trails Homes offers 1-acre modern farmhouse

The Dallas Builders Association’s Home of the Week, from Preston Trail Homes, is a modern farmhouse design located at 43 O’Hanlon Drive in Van Alstyne. Situated on a 1-acre site in Chapel Creek Farms, this single-story home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Residents have use of concrete trails that meander along creeks, a pavilion and gathering lawn and an athletic field.

For those working from home, gigabit internet is available to every home, as is Atmos natural gas. Van Alstyne schools are about a mile away.

The residence will have front and rear porches. The open plan family room, dining space and kitchen features a cathedral ceiling. Another space can be a formal dining room or a study.

The kitchen will provide 42-inch cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances, a large island with double undermount sinks and a corner walk-in pantry. Just off the kitchen are a mudroom, the laundry room and a large space that can be a tech area or a storage room.

The primary suite offers an optional cathedral ceiling and a spacious closet that is directly connected to the laundry room. The primary bathroom has a large soaker tub and dual shower heads. There is also access to the rear porch. Large secondary bedrooms are located on the opposite side of the home.

Energy-saving features include a tankless water heater, high-efficiency air conditioner, radiant barrier decking and vinyl windows. The home also comes with an energy guarantee.

The large backyard includes a fire pit and a cornhole lane to make family gatherings even more fun. The garage can accommodate a Super Duty or other large truck.

Every residence from Preston Trail Homes includes a comprehensive one-year warranty, two-year mechanical warranty and 10-year structural warranty backed by a third-party warranty company.

“Only nine lots remain in Chapel Creek Farms,

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Jaw-dropping renovation transforms rundown Rosewater villa into modern character home

Bright purple walls, patchwork flooring and a bottle green exterior characterised this Rosewater house just two years ago – it’s hard to believe looking at it now.

An extensive renovation has completely transformed the rundown villa at 828 Torrens Road into a contemporary five-bedroom character home.

While its old-world charm has been retained, modern design trends have breathed new life into the 1910-built villa.

Ray White Port Adelaide principal Nick Psarros, who is marketing the property with Nathaniel Kennerdale, sold it to the current owners in February 2019 and was shocked at how much it had changed since then.

“I walked in there and I couldn’t recognise it,” he said.

“It was absolutely putrid when I walked in the first time, it had been let go.”

He said it was tired and dilapidated inside while the backyard was full of rubbish, but that didn’t deter the buyers.

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“They started renovating on day one,” he said.

“They stripped the walls bare and did a massive extension – they’ve gone to another level.”

A lounge room and all five bedrooms are in the front half of the home, while a bathroom and open kitchen, dining and living area are at the back.

A deck offers a perfect spot to entertain in the backyard and has easy access to an outdoor kitchen.

The 507sqm block also has a carport, rainwater tank and manicured gardens, which include fruit trees and a vegetable patch.

Mr Psarros said the owners planned to live in the home for years to come but have discovered it’s too small for their family.

“They did it for themselves to live in but they’ve actually outgrown the home,”

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