Derelict 19th-century house transformed into designer decorated home


Adam Garrisson, an Australian property investor who also restores heritage properties, transformed what was a derelict 19th-century house into a designer decorated, family home. He purchased the approximately 37,674-square-foot lot, which is located in the affluent Melbourne suburb of Armadale, in 2009. 'It was always quite a mysterious, intriguing house. I had always driven past it as a child with my parents,' Mr. Garrisson says.

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It took the owner four years to renew all the interiors and infrastructure of the (approximately) 11,625-square-foot, Queen-Ann-Revival-style main home, and a separate (approximately) 2,884-square-foot coach house. The massive undertaking included replacing all the plumbing and electrical systems in both structures.

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The renovation also included the removing of numerous walls to convert the fragmented 18-bedroom main building into its current seven-bedroom layout. He also demolished external makeshift offices and staircases that had been added to the building over the years.

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