FROM a mustard coloured split level house to a two-storey blue beauty, this Camp Hill home is hardly recognisable.
It was not the first renovation Grant O’Keefe had undertaken, but it certainly was the biggest.
“I’d done a couple of others, but nothing this big,” Mr O’Keefe said.
“It was quite difficult with the lay of the land, we had to do a lot of excavation, so it certainly had it challenges but we got there in the end.”
Mr O’Keefe described the original house as “almost art deco” and said he had been working hard on the house for the better part of two years.
“I had to raise it, extend off the back and extend off the front, but I was able to keep some lovely detail in the ceilings in a couple of rooms,” Mr O’Keefe said.
The end result of the renovation at 53 Lewis St was a Hamptons inspired residence.
It grew from a three bedroom and one bathroom house, to five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Downstairs is a guest bedroom with an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, a separate laundry and powder room, media room, and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen with a butler’s pantry.
This leads to a terrace and swimming pool outside.
Upstairs is a family room, study, and three bedrooms which share a bathroom, again with a separate powder room.
The master is also on this floor, and has a walk-in wardrobe akin to a dressing room, and an ensuite with a free standing soaker tub and double vanity.
While Mr O’Keefe said it was hard to choose a favourite area at the house, he did enjoy time relaxing out the back.
“I love the back deck when the sun sets,” he said. “Looking over the pool it is a really nice leafy outlook and the waterfall from the pool makes it quite tranquil.”