Families grow and change so it is not surprising to feel that your home isn’t such a great fit anymore. But what happens when you don’t love your house, but you do love where you live? Being part of community and neighbourhood, with familiar services nearby is a wonderful feeling – one that is hard to leave.
For Stephen Murray from Yarrum Designer Homes, it’s a question he’s answered many times, “There is a perfect solution – knock down your old house and rebuild the home you’d love to live in, in the street that is already home.”
It can often prove cheaper than renovating, which can be unexpectedly costly and include unpleasant surprises: the need to replace old electrical wiring and plumbing, dealing with rising damp, dangerous lead paint and the removal of toxic building material.
Yarrum are knock down rebuild specialists who have opened a first for Newcastle, a display home designed specifically for the inner city and beachside locations. The house, at Merewether, would also work flawlessly beside the water on Lake Macquarie.
Until now all of Newcastle’s display homes were located out of the city in Greenfield locations and were known for their sprawling designs suited to large building blocks. Stephen Murray explained that building in the inner city requires a different mindset, “Blocks are smaller and neighbours are closer and so houses need to be designed specifically to suit an urban locality.”
Despite only having a small 352 square metre block on which to build their display home, Yarrum has constructed a substantial two storey, four bedroom home complete with a kids rumpus room, a generous family media/lounge room, double garage and a lifestyle alfresco.
Knock down and rebuilding means you can customise for a growing family, or for a downsizing one, making it the logical option for both first home buyers and soon-to-be retirees.
Yarrum Designer Homes builds to suit your needs. You can take one of their many designs and adapt it, or they can design a custom home to exactly suit your needs. It’s your home, so it’s your choice.
LOCATION: 44 Llewellyn Street, Merewether. Open Friday to Tuesday 9am to 4pm.