A second storey addition at the rear of the cottage creates space for two extra bedrooms in a loftlike setting. Discreet windows capture city views and deliver natural light to the interior. Downstairs, a compact kitchen and living space is made to feel more generous by means of a double height volume created above the lounge. A skylight and high level window introduce light from above and illuminate the pathway from the front door.
Dark grainy timber finishes, used in the kitchen and living room, draw on the aesthetic of the historic timber floors to create warmth and textural interest.
“ABA made our housing dreams a reality! The innovative design provides a feeling of space in our small inner city block”
A similar timber finish is applied to the living room ceiling and wall to bring focus to the living area and visually unite old and new.