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Northern Adelaide


Home Renovation & Addition

Breathing new life into a beautiful old bungalow

Northern Adelaide, South Australia

We’re thrilled to share the Garden House Project that our team at Callery has been working on. It’s been an incredible journey transforming this stunning bungalow, surrounded by one of the most beautiful gardens you may ever come across (yes, it even made an appearance on Gardening Australia!).

Our goal was to breathe new life into this space and make it truly unique. We started by incorporating some distinctive features that set this renovation apart. We laid the foundation with cement encaustic and terrazzo tiles, not only adding visual appeal but also ensuring durability for years to come.

One of our favourite aspects is the living finish brushed brass tapware. It may sound fancy, but it’s all about creating that warm and inviting atmosphere that fits perfectly with the overall vibe we aimed to achieve. The windows were another crucial element of the project. We opted for vic ash timber windows that not only look natural but also establish a strong connection between the interior and the beautiful garden outside.

Our feature wall is a real showstopper. Clad in materials that both contrast and complement the surroundings, it serves as a captivating focal point, adding a dynamic visual element to the space. To flood the interior with natural light and enhance that connection to the outdoors, we installed oversized Velux skylights. They make the space feel open and inviting.

But perhaps our proudest achievement in this project is the joinery. Crafted from birch ply and meticulously finished with a two-pack paint, it’s both functional and a work of art in itself. It offers ample storage while maintaining an elegant and sophisticated look.

In the end, the Garden House Project truly reflects our passion for seamlessly blending nature with contemporary design. It’s a space that not only looks stunning but is also a joy to live in. Every detail has been carefully considered and executed, making this project a true labor of love that showcases our team’s dedication and craftsmanship.


"We got in touch with Luke last year and we got him out to the house and had a nice coffee with him, and we went through all of our plans, our ideas. We had drawn up some sketches on what we wanted and that's how we started the process with Luke.

One of the benefits that we found working with Callery Building was that they've got existing relationships with a lot of other people in the industry one of which is Bec with Brock Fabel Designs. So Luke was able to bring her along and to get design input from Bec right from the beginning for us, and I think having the Builder and the Designer work together right from the beginning meant that a lot of potential issues were avoided for us in the future."

Alana & Cornell

Garden House

"We completed a major extension and renovation of our 1900s villa in Trinity Gardens with Luke and his team from Callery building in 2022. From our initial engagement during the design phase to the build, variations and to handover, Luke’s communication and consultation with us was excellent. Luke was always responsive and courteous, and his team were always professional and considerate.

Also despite the challenges of Covid and supply chain impacts, Luke and his team managed the build to schedule, accommodated our changes and kept us updated along the journey. Luke’s commitment to quality and client outcomes is evident in the finished product which we are delighted with and we are happy to recommend Callery Building."

Phil & Sophie K.

Trinity Gardens

"Luke and the team at Callery Building did an excellent Job re-roofing and renovating parts of our home. They were always on time and showed good workmanship. They were friendly and accommodating and very tidy.

Would highly recommend Callery Building to anyone looking to have any work done on their home."

Rod & Em H.

Macaw Creek Wines

"Luke and his team were an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout our home renovation. Luke is incredibly knowledgeable and professional, takes pride in his work and is a completely ethical operator - he definitely went above and beyond to ensure we ended up with exactly what we wanted, and we are thrilled with the quality of our build.

I would recommend Luke and his team unreservedly for any building works. Many thanks again Luke and to your wider network of trades as well."

Louise H.


"We can’t thank Luke and his team from Callery building enough for making our home extension such a great experience. From quoting for the job to completion Luke and his team were highly professional, organised and dependable throughout the whole project. Luke promptly replies to concerns and questions and is always organised and efficient in all aspects. Luke has the ability to listen, interpret and understand what you want and then make it happen. He and his team, through their knowledge and experience, were also able to guide us and make suggestions that improved the result. They were also very accommodating for any changes we chose to make along the way and were always up for trying something a little different.

Luke and his team are hardworking and a very friendly crew to have around your home and will complete your project with a high level of workmanship. They also leave the site clean and tidy at the end of each day making living at a worksite much easier! We would highly recommend Callery building and would definitely choose them again for any future projects."

Reg & Judith

Lower Hermitage

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