|The completed restoration.|
The Brownings took out the award for Heritage Listed or Period Home Restoration/Renovation at the Master Builders Tasmania Awards for Excellence 2015 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, on August 15.
The award-winning project was the restoration of the old Godfrey house on the Lyell Highway at Sorell Creek. With thousands of cars passing by every day, it was a high-profile endeavour. Built around 1870, the brick cottage was painstakingly restored and extended.
The original structure was strengthened and braced, and period features including a convict brick chimney, fireplace, Georgian mantle, doors and blackwood flooring were retained. The modern addition includes a sandstone atrium connecting new to old. Read more about the restoration in the Mercury newspaper's Home magazine here.