By Jan Dowling October 5th, 2017. Comments Off on Watch How We’re Turning This Adelaide CBD Rooftop Into An Idyllic Living Space

The rooftop is almost complete on our latest multi-level home extension in the Adelaide CBD. See how we’re creating a sky-high retreat in the heart of the city, complete with stunning views.


Roofs tend to be purely functional for most homes. But in a CBD townhouse, every square metre of space becomes valuable. With our clever design and serious construction work, your rooftop can become a spacious, practical and vibrant living area – complete with panoramic views.

Watch this video to see what’s possible with our latest Adelaide CBD project.

The height of sophistication

The 60-square-metre rooftop terrace is the pièce de résistance of our newest renovation project in Adelaide, which showcases how you can maximise size and space in the CBD. Imagine relaxing with a glass of wine and enjoying your own sunset views across the city. Every detail has been considered – from the spiral staircase and lift to the glass-walled light well designed to let natural light travel two floors below into the living areas and bedroom.

Watch the third video in the diary of this modern masterpiece to see how we started building upwards.

Private wine cellar  

Extending up isn’t the only answer for city dwellers looking to unlock more living space – more and more home owners are digging down too. So, what’s the best way to utilise underground space? With a cellar, of course! This Adelaide extension will feature a new wine cellar spanning a massive 5.5m by 2.5m. And it comes complete with a glass-sided lift for the owners to travel between the three floors and keep their wine glasses topped up.

Watch how we excavated to create a private wine cellar in this video.

Creating a dream home

If there’s one thing this Adelaide renovation and extension project proves, it’s that you can have the best of both worlds: lots of living space with all the advantages of city convenience. You simply need to dream big and work with us to turn those dreams into reality.

As well as the idyllic rooftop terrace, the finished townhouse will feature four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and a glorious kitchen with walk-in pantry. At Dowling Homes, our team worked closely with the owners to create 3D designs of their fantastic new spaces –

which helped them visualise exactly how the rooftop would work with the spiral staircase and lift, and how the new rooms would flow into the living space – every last detail. (Here are some more 3D designs to inspire you)

On top of all that, we’ve even created an internal parking space for the owner’s motor bike – complete with remote controlled roller door.  All this in the CBD – this owner is very happy!

See how it all started.

Exciting times ahead

This project is really coming to the exciting stages now and we can’t wait to share it with you! In the next couple of videos, we’ll show you the framework going up, the brickwork and how we get the extension weathertight. Keep watching as this dream Adelaide CBD extension comes to life.

Whether you want to build up, down or sideways, nothing is too hard for Dowling Homes. Watch what our happy customers are saying. Then chat with Kym on 0409 829 871 or make an online enquiry to get your Adelaide renovation or extension started today!

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