Charlestown granny flat with a difference

 In Newcastle Case Study

Here at Backyard Grannys, no project is too difficult for us. Which is why we’re so proud to show off our latest granny flat in Charlestown. This granny flat was different from others we’ve built in the past because of its unique site constraints.

The property is located on a very steep block and the owner wanted to maintain the views from the main dwelling and extensive earthworks and retaining works were required before Backyard Grannys could begin construction.

Once we passed these obstacles, we began the build. The sloped site required the Building Coordinator to be strategic with material deliveries and customising the slab system to work with footings for the retaining wall. Nevertheless, our team was able to pull through and produce and impressive granny flat!

Using the Allambie design as a basis, it was enhanced by the installation of a sleek skillion roof. The entryway to the granny flat was fully customised with magnificent concrete steps leading to a welcoming glass door. The lustrous feel was only added to by the creamy Axon 133 panels that vertically clad the exterior of the granny flat.

The luxury continues inside with a recessed shaving cabinet featured in the bathroom, surrounded by full height wall tiles. The floor tiles, supplied and installed by the owner, continue throughout the kitchen and living areas, gliding all the way to the entrance to the covered patio area.

As you can see from the photos, with the exterior landscaping completed as well, this Newcastle granny flat is certainly a statement home.

If you think your block might be too difficult for a granny flat, perhaps this has changed your mind!

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  • Cherlene Robson

    We live in the Netherlands and we have properties in Newcastle that we would like to put a granny flat in the backyard. In one particular property at Turana Pde, North Lambton might have some difficulties. At this property, we have an unused pool and we would like to fill in with dirt and concrete. We would prefer to put a granny flat on top of it. We have two other properties that we are thinking of putting a granny flat. But first, we would like to hear from you and see how we can pursue on this project because we live in the Netherlands and communication might a bit tricky. However, we nowadays having WhatsApp, Duo, Hangouts, Voxer, facebook, email etc thanks to modern technology communication may not be necessary a problem.
    Your input/ideas would be much appreciated.
    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Cherlene Robson