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Historic Cobbitty house in Sydney: Take a Tour

Find out more about the amazing makeover of this character-filled old weatherboard house in Sydney's west. 

Dilapidated is the best way to describe the property. A rotting veranda wraps around the house, and the interior has equally serious deterioration.

Out the front of the house is completely overgrown, and a large carport obscures any glimpse of the house from the driveway, which makes it difficult for visitors to find their way to the front door. 

Can the team come to the rescue? 

Summary of Works – Interior

Shaynna had to bring the skeleton of a bathroom up to a comfortable living standard. It desperately needed new flooring, but the critical step of waterproofing would be costly and time consuming, so a temporary solution was to install polypropylene plastic tiles.

The rundown kitchen with its Alice In Wonderland style flooring was stripped back and a new wooden bench top, sink, tap and flooring restored the country feel.

New paint and roller blinds throughout the house helped lift and modernise the interiors, and dressing the rooms in a French Provincial style added additional character and charm.

Summary of Works – Exterior

With so much space and a limited budget, Charlie focused on creating an appealing entrance. The rotting veranda was removed and a new one reconstructed using Cyprus pine to prevent further white ant and termite damage. Charlie injected some much-needed character with a fresh new exterior paint colour and bright red front door. The large carport was brought down and the area was turfed. A distinct pathway to the front door was created with Nepean river pebbles and the garden beds were tidied up.

Finally the large hedge on the property was trimmed to not only tame the overgrowth, but to allow more natural light inside the house.

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