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Case study - knock down rebuild

Mon 04 Jun 2018

Case study - knock down rebuild

How the Vidler's built their dream home to suit their busy lifestyle.

The Location

Brisbane, Queensland

Situated in the leafy inner city suburb of Grange, Angela and Matt Vidler chose the area for its family nature and its close proximity to the city “the parks are wonderful for the kids and it’s central to the city and the Valley where Matt and I have our main office.”

They purchased the block with the intention of knocking down the existing property and rebuilding with their dream home.

The Brief

Taking inspiration from the Provincial display in Rochedale, the Vidler’s went into the process with a very clear vision of what their dream home looked like “for us it was important that we had a very open plan living and dining space that flowed into our outdoor entertaining area and the pool.” Also high on the priority list were separate living spaces for the kids and creating a home that felt warm and liveable.

The Build 

Being a knockdown rebuild the Vidler’s first step of the build process was to have the old house removed. They advertised the old house on Gumtree for someone to take away at no cost as long as they paid the removal cost – this saved them approximately $20,000.

Once the old home was removed it was smooth sailing from there with the process taking 10 months until the Vidler’s had the keys to their brand new dream home.

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