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completed: Jun 2012

located: North Fitzroy, Victoria

size: 100sqm approx

Last year our clients, a young family of three (now four), came to us as their little workers cottage in North Fitzroy was in need of our help! The back of the house was a dodgy 1980's home-renovated nightmare, damp and cold and possum infested. Sound familiar?

Well not now! We removed the back half of the house and replaced it with a small open living/dining area with a large steel door that opens the whole space to the sunny backyard.

In the centre of the space is an internal pod housing the bathroom, powder room and pantry. The central ply clad pod seperates a playroom from the main living/dining area. The galley style kitchen runs down one side and a corridor to access the bathroom and toilet runs down the other side.

My favourite part of the addition is the internal timber bench in the living room with a large window that looks out onto the boston ivy covered brick wall. In summer the dark green foliage will keep this space nice a shady - but in winter the sun can warm up the bricks and reflect warmth into the house!

Photographs by Nic Granleese ©

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