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Character Home Extension and Renovation complete with a man-cave!

This beautiful North Perth Californian bungalow was a delight to transform. The front of the home was left relatively untouched, with the character home extension and renovation focusing on the rear of the home. The existing home was typical of older homes of its era, in that the rear of house was north facing yet kitchen & living rooms were dark & small.

The design factored in the northern aspect, and an Open plan living area with a new Kitchen with walk-in Pantry were added on at the rear. A new Study, Laundry, and External Bathroom were also added on. Glass doors were installed across the length of the living area, and open up to the newly landscaped yard, flooding the rear of the home with natural light.

When excavating in the yard, an old war time bomb shelter was discovered! In another unusual twist, the Water Authority required a deep retaining wall at the rear of the property close to the sewer line. Steve suggested to the Owners that it would be relatively easy to build another couple of walls and create a cellar. The owners thought this was a great idea, and the alfresco deck was built over the top of the new Cellar (with an alternate description of a man cave!).

Our Building Designer worked closely with the clients to re-design the floor-plan to achieve a logical floor through the home. The character elements of yesteryear were carried through to the new home extension with high ceilings and jarrah floorboards throughout.


‘From the first meeting with Loreta from Amerex until the final check we have enjoyed the experience with Amerex. They have taken our words and ideas and built them into a quality finished extension that is functional and everything that we had hoped for. 

Steve from Amerex has been a great help and listened to our ideas and put them into the building.

We are very happy with the final finish. From the tradesmen to the supervisors everyone was wonderful to work with.’



If you would like more information about any of our services contact us today

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A member of the Amerex team will arrange a time to discuss your
renovation and additions project and assess what stage you are at in the building process.

PO Box 328, North Perth WA 6906
ABN: 67 009 252 680   Builders Registration: 10250


10 Monger Street, Perth WA 6000
PO Box 328, North Perth WA 6906
T: (08) 9227 1822
F: (08) 9227 1844
E: info@amerex.com.au