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Change of heart These major renovations won the judges over at the recent NABD Designer Awards In the short time since its inception in 2013, the National Association of Building Designers (NABD) has quickly become a national voice for our building designers. Key drivers include gaining recognition for members’ expertise in home design. These renovations were judged two of the best at the recent NABD Awards. View Street house, by DTDA, attracted the award for Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design – over $800K construction. This extensive remodel project respects the original limestone house with elegantly detailed and executed interiors. Focus is on the property’s internal views rather than compromising the design in pursuit of river outlooks. The garage and loft bedroom at the rear bookend the site, emphasising the seclusion and privacy that the owners wanted. A Perth makeover by Arc seven.1 took out Best Alteration/Addition Residential Design – $350K to $800K construction. Tucked behind the existing home’s classic Art Deco façade, this brilliantly resolved and tastefully crafted ‘adult cubby house’ is a space for the owners and their growing family to play and relax in. A light-filled glazed connection from the existing house leads to the two-storey ‘box’ at the rear. For a full list of NABD winners, follow this e-book link: For more information on the National Building Design Awards, call 1300 736 634, or go to the web: search: nabd or 47930 at This page: The View Street House (top and middle) and North Perth renovation (lower) both took top NABD awards in their respective categories. search | save | share at