Extreme reno: How $3m in 3yrs transformed this Hamilton house


first_img BEFORE: The front of the house at 24 Hillside Cres, Hamilton, before the renovation. AFTER: The front of the property after the renovation.The Allez’s bought the Hamilton property five years ago when it was crying out for a makeover.Mr Allez said he and his wife fell in love with the view and the house’s street appeal, but inside was a different story.“The inside wasn’t really what we expected,” Mr Allez said. “It needed a lot of work. In fact, it needed changing altogether.“It only had two bedrooms and downstairs was just nothing basically.” BEFORE: The formal dining room in the house at 24 Hillside Cres, Hamilton. AFTER: The formal dining room after the renovation.But the couple could see the potential to transform the house into something really special. “We instructed the architect to draw what we really wanted,” Mr Allez said.“It took a year to get the approvals from city council.”Downstairs was completely gutted except for the outside walls of the house.“Downstairs, we basically wanted three bedrooms and one master bedroom with walk-in robes and ensuites plus a study,” he said. BEFORE: The outdoor terrace at 24 Hillside Cres, Hamilton, before the renovation. AFTER: The outdoor terrace after the renovation.The Allez’s changed the configuration upstairs to make it more open plan.They removed the two existing bedrooms, as well as the internal stairs, which they replaced with a wrought-iron and Tasmanian Oak spiral staircase towards the back of the house. A statement arch window at the front of the house was utilised as a feature of a new master bedroom, which has become “the biggest room in the house”.This room also has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe and a lounge/study attached to it.A laundry, powder room and main bathroom were also installed upstairs, as well as an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. MORE: Mansion listed with eye-watering price Janan Allez and her husband Sinan pose at their home in Hamilton, which is now for sale. Image: AAP/Sarah Marshall.A MILLION bucks a year for three years – that’s how much Sinan and Janan Allez spent renovating their hillside mansion in one of Brisbane’s most prestigious suburbs.You could buy six houses in the Queensland capital for that money, but Mr Allez believes the end result was worth every cent.And when you see the marble gracing the kitchen benchtops, the Versace tiles covering the floors, the soaring 3.5m ceilings and the Roberto Cavalli wallpaper coating the walls of this stunning, art deco property at 24 Hillside Crescent, it’s easy to agree with him. RELATED: Roman palace heads to auction in Queensland BEFORE: The back of the house at 24 Hillside Cres, Hamilton, before the renovation. AFTER: The back of the house after the renovation.From the kitchen and dining room, French doors open out to an upstairs terrace.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“We have two terraces – a lower terrace and an upper terrace with a roof over it,” Mr Allez said. “We had to fight for a roof over the upper terrace because (the council) didn’t want us impeding the view of neighbours.“View is everything in Hamilton.”The house even had a war bunker that had been converted into a garage by the previous owners.The Allez’s turned it into a double garage, featuring an internal lift to take you straight upstairs to the house.Above the garage, they had an infinity-edge swimming pool built. BEFORE: The lounge room in the house at 24 Hillside Cres, Hamilton, before the renovation. AFTER: The formal lounge room after the renovation.Mr Allez said it was the attention to detail that made the house so impressive.They chose a classic white, black and gold colour scheme, with modern appointments.The kitchen features an integrated fridge and freezer and a glass splashback painted in an autumnal print by a Gold Coast artist.Other luxury details include three French chandeliers and built-in wardrobes imported from Italy. “The whole makeover mostly came from my wife,” Mr Allez said.It took a bit longer than they had expected, but Mr Allez said the builder, Gardiner Bros Pty Ltd, did an excellent job with the structural work and finishes of the home.Now their daughter has flown the coup, the Allez’s are looking to move on to the next stage of life.The property is being marketed by Drew Davies and Carter Lagana of Place – Ascot for offers over $5.9 million.last_img read more