Architecture, Interior Design
Small-lot Code & Character Code
The challenge was to transform a run-down 2 bedroom workers cottage on a small-lot into a 3 bedroom family home. The frontage was dominated by a lean-to carport and the house was clad with aluminium siding. The client wanted to restore traditional look of the cottage whilst achieving parking for 2 cars on site. The steeply sloping site with western exposure at the rear added complexity to the design task.
The house was raised a small amount to allow tandem parking underneath whilst maintaining a connection to the street. The aluminium cladding was removed and the rotting front verandah was replaced. The lean-to section at the rear was removed and a new 2-storey addition with a large deck was added to the rear. The existing two bedrooms at the front of the house were retained and an additional bedroom was added on the lower level whilst the existing bathroom was re-configured to act as an en-suite and a new kitchen & downstairs utility room added. Finally the whole house was re-roofed and repainted.