WINDOWS & BLINDS
The original front facing windows, complete with stained glass, will be kept and just a few cracked panels were replaced. At the back (North facing), the farmhouse has been modernised to make it open plan and bright. To achieve this, the old rotten, termite damaged timber windows had to be replaced. The dream was to have a large picture-frame window in the dining space, which can be viewed from any area of the kitchen/living/dining spaces. This window perfectly frames the winery next door into shot. Next was to open up the entire back wall of the kitchen area and install glass sliding doors to allow for seamless inside-outside flow. On all of the windows, electronic roller blinds and stunning curtains were installed to finish the rooms.
The back side of the house had double-glazed UPVC windows installed from Winplex. German / Melbourne manufacturing means really high quality outcomes. The double glazing elements make a dramatic impact in the heat/cool efficiency plus adds a sturdy new layer of security. The large 4m, 3 panel sliding doors system means the huge area can be opened up for airlfow or sealed closed to keep the weather out. Now, natural light floods the living, kitchen and dining areas and the morning sun streams through the easterly window. It is just stunning.
The final piece in the window dressing puzzle was to add a layer of subtle luxury. Big beautiful bright windows are amazing, but sometimes you need to control the light coming in and create privacy. So we engaged DIY BLINDS to custom make some roller blinds. The blinds are electronic and operate by remote control. Programmable individually or as one zone, they really create a sense of privacy. To soften the room, we installed curtains, made from 50% linen, to each window. Enough to filter out light and create a stunning vibe- these curtains boast over size runs with a 50mm over-run that caresses the travertine tiles in the lounge. In the bedrooms, we went almost full ceiling height to create a grand, oversized feel. And just...wow!