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The design brief for this project was to
renovate a narrow 100-year-old cottage
to produce more light, space and access
for the clients’ growing family.
The family required new living areas and
kitchen, a master bedroom with ensuite,
and an alfresco area that reconnected the
home with the back garden.
The rear outbuildings and garage were
demolished and an interior ‘laneway’ space was
implemented, connecting the old and new with an
abundance of natural northern light. This opened up
the new living areas to the alfresco and backyard.
Transforming an almost solid wall into an
impressive and attractive light-giving wall was
accomplished using timber beams and shopfront
glazing. The depth of the new wall maximises light
while minimising heat gain, and delivers both
display and storage space.
The result filters sunlight through the exterior
green canopy of leaves. The effect is a constant
changing of light levels, and patterned shadows
that fall over the old and new spaces.
Externally, an exaggerated high-pitched
alfresco awning is visually breathtaking and
invites the stepped decking and greenery into
This completed renovation has created a bold,
innovative home that combines plenty of light and
space with original character and charm.
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