A love job! Renovate an existing 1940′s solid brick house on a small site, long left to its own devices.

The brief: retain the unique ‘swellegance’ of the existing dwelling ; juxtapose with a slightly ‘punk’ approach;  maximise  connections to the  garden areas.
The solution:reduce original footprint; a new deck with outdoor ‘folly’ -outdoor shower and dunny!; open the kitchen to living and dining; flexible storage; walls become storage unit; a playful bunk bed dividing wall

Once reconfigured , the house which seemed too small now seems more spacious with less.

Recently awarded “Interior Residential Award” – Melbourne Design Awards 2013

Photography: ©  Emma Cross