5 Love Lane Penang

Renovated Staircase

Renovated Staircase

Restored stairway/balustrades

Asian Style Doorway

Asian Style Doorway

Entrance incorporating traditional entrance screen

Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

Ground floor kitchen

Open Plan Living and Kitchen

Open Plan Living and Kitchen

Kitchen, dining

Home Renovation

Home Renovation

First floor guest area

Outdoor Styling

Outdoor Styling

Rear garden

Interior Decor

Interior Decor

First floor guest room

Interior Decor

Interior Decor

First floor guest room

Completed Home Renovation

Completed Home Renovation

First floor living, guest bedroom and concealed kitchen

Interior Decor

Interior Decor

First floor living

Completed Home Renovation

Completed Home Renovation

Central Airwell

Outdoor St

Outdoor St

Second floor rear balcony

Home Renovation

Home Renovation

Entertainment loft

Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom Renovation

Second floor guest bathroom

New Facade

New Facade

Facade - "Five foot way"

Minnie Florence Design completed the re-build of this Heritage Listed Shophouse in Penang, Malaysia.  

 

The brief required the full re-design of interiors and exteriors across three levels.  The design focus was to infuse the home with contemporary elements, increase natural light and ventilation and create an open plan space with multi-use rooms that would accommodate both family and guests. The provenance and character of the home were to be maintained under guidance of strict heritage controls.

 

The floor plan was re-worked to increase functionality and flow. Internal staircases and balustrades were rebuilt creating vertical symmetry and openess throughout.  A fresh white and charcoal pallet, whitewashed timber flooring and traditional custom designed timber screens compliment the client's collection of artworks and antiques resulting in a beautiful home filled with natural light and ventillation.

 

The Design Process

Pre-Renovation
Pre-Renovation

Penang has a thriving art scene as well as some amazing street art - the bicycle is real!

Pre-Renovation
Pre-Renovation

Street art

Original Exterior
Original Exterior

Five foot way restored in accordance with Heritage guidelines, Encaustic tiles used on facade and terrace, traditional "Fan" windows commissioned

3D Rendered Plans
3D Rendered Plans

Walls removed to create open plan living/dining; 80's terracotta floor tiles replaced with original encaustic tiles.

Original Stairs pre Renovation
Original Stairs pre Renovation

New Stairs and balustrades designed and constructed, original marble flooring discovered in Airwell...

Pre-Renovation
Pre-Renovation

Demolition of rear wall to allow for Kitchen

3D Rendered Plans
3D Rendered Plans

Wide steps added to "stage" area for extra seating, floor boards whitewashed with Murobond lime and wash

First Floor Airwell construction
First Floor Airwell construction

Balustrades and handrails custom designed for all three levels of air well, creates a striking centrepiece to the home

First Floor Loft
First Floor Loft

Bi-fold windows and shutters installed, traditional clerestory windows customs made