Smith Street, Thornbury

Give this home the makeover she desperately needs so we can finally entertain friends, the way we’ve always wanted to.

  • Thornbury, Melbourne VIC
  • 27 sq
  • 2021
  • Build Type: Restoration to the existing and extension to rear of weatherboard home
  • Designer: Drake Design
  • The Budget: $350K +

This remarkable renovation and home extension constructed by Woodsman Projects exudes character, light and life with impressive features that boast modern style while simultaneously blending with the existing house. A true makeover, the homeowners now have the perfect space to entertain friends.

Though situated on a slightly narrow block, the open-plan living area that has been artfully added to the back of this dwelling feels light and spacious, thanks to the cathedral ceiling with highlight triangular windows, along with the large windows and glass sliding doors on the back wall. This classic design choice has a contemporary touch; achieved internally through the pristine white walls and track lighting for a warm feel, and externally through the James Hardie ‘Axon’ cladding in Monument.

No entertaining space would be complete without a kitchen, and Woodsman Projects delivered the perfect family hub. The super matte ultra-white cabinetry, ‘Airy Concrete’ Caesarstone benchtops and Mod Fingers White splashback tiles contrast with the brushed copper handles, tapware and accessories by ABI Interiors, creating an eye-catching aesthetic. The contrast continues with the gorgeous feature brick wall, which was cleverly constructed from recycled red face bricks.

The extension includes a generous powder room, replete with floor-to-ceiling Lux Marfil tiles and feature vertical wall tiles, a subtle nod to the kitchen design that adds a point of visual interest. An LED strip backlights the mirror, giving the room a moody tone, aided by the elegant pendant light.


Fixtures & FittingsBrushed Copper Handles, Tapware & Accessories by ABI Interiors
CabinetrySuper matte ultra-white to Kitchen. Planked Urban Oak to TV Unit, Laundry and Bathroom. Handles by Kethy Australia
BenchtopCaesarstone in Airy Concrete
Feature Brick WallRecycled Red Face Bricks
FlooringEuropean Oak Engineered Flooring in Washed Pebble
Tiles– Lux Marfill to Floor & Walls – Craquel Bone Gloss to Feature Wall – Mod Finger White to Splashbacks
SkylightsVelux Fixed Skylight
Appliances– Neff Induction Cooktop – Smeg Pyrolytic Oven – Miele Fully Integrated Dishwasher – Fisher & Paykel Integrated French Door Fridge
Miscellaneous– Frameless Fixed Panel Shower Screen – Reverse Cycle Ducted Refrigeration – Feature Wall Lights & Pendants
Roof CoverColourbond Roof
Fascia & GutterColourbond
WindowsSignature Range by Bradnams Windows with Highlight Windows to raked ceilings
CladdingJames Hardie Axon Cladding 133mm Groove Smooth in Monument & Weatherboard Cladding in Dulux Silver Tea Set
Decking90mm Blackbutt Decking

Case Studies


  • We loved the ‘can-do’ attitude of the team at Woodsman Projects. Our site manager was on top of all the little details of our build, was pro-active in coming up with solutions and took responsibility of resolving any issues that arose promptly. It was clear that the Woodsman team had great relationships with all of their contractors as everyone on site was considerate and had the necessary attention to detail required. Nick, Nathan and James were always amiable and honest in their communication with us and our good relationship with them really helped to make our journey, as first time builders, happy and exciting. Thank you guys, for helping us create our dream home. We loved the ‘can-do’ attitude of the team at Woodsman Projects. Our site manager was on top of all the little details of our build, was …
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