Knocking down and rebuilding a home can sometimes be the best (or only) option, as discussed in our last blog post. However, often a home holds too much emotional and financial value to demolish and has the potential to be reinvigorated and reimagined through renovation. With Canny Homes’ latest offering, Canny LINK, you can achieve a luxury home renovation or extension while maintaining the things you love about your current home. In this blog, we speak with Roger Borland, Director of Canny Architecture, about the benefits of Canny LINK.
The Canny LINK was designed as a tool to help our clients unlock the potential in their existing home even when portions of the existing structure needed to be retained.
We introduced it as many of our clients have homes of considerable personal and local value which they understandably want to maintain. However, the layouts are often not well aligned to the needs of contemporary life and the old building fabric is leaky and costly to run. We wanted to assist them to ensure their homes could serve their families for many years to come by redefining the interior layouts and inserting contemporary structures to give them new life.
Often our clients highlight the value of the existing structure. Often this is an emotional attachment which has grown over years of happy memories and something which is too valuable to demolish. On other sites, it may be a heritage overlay which restricts the development.
The LINK allows for the preservation and renovation of the valuable portions of the existing structure and creates a new extension which can be completely customised to complement and grow the home to suit the family’s needs.
The Canny LINK can be constructed in all Melbourne suburbs in which Canny typically operate. These include the inner eastern suburbs as well as the Mornington Peninsula.
Yes, but subject to the level of heritage protection of the home. If the overlay allows for partial demolition and interior modifications the LINK can certainly be used.
If in doubt about what you are allowed to do, we are happy to assist you to understand what is achievable within the heritage controls.
The LINK can be tailored into a number of different arrangements including two storey extensions. All LINK structures are customised to suit the unique existing structure as well as the topography and context of your site.
Yes, we customise each LINK to ensure we capture every unique aspect of each clients brief.
The process is very similar to our custom design Canny architectural process.
Interested in seeing what a Canny LINK renovation can do for your home? Get in contact with us to explore your options with Melbourne’s favourite luxury home builder.
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