A weekender for the whole family

Transforming this cottage into the home it is now was a substantial undertaking. See how it turned out.
Story by: David Renwick
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The covered deck runs alongside the home

Architect: Bryant AlsopAbout the project: The owners of this home purchased a 1920s cottage in state disrepair with the view of creating a weekender for themselves and grown children. Transforming this cottage into the home it is now was a substantial undertaking.The completed house has a wonderful eclectic feel, where reclaimed and industrial furniture sit comfortably through the original cottage and within the contemporary addition. The house has a lot of character, and the Australian bush setting is appreciated from all aspects of the house. The plan zones the guest bedrooms and sitting room in the original cottage, while three pitched 'pods' step down the sloping site and contain kitchen, living and master bedroom.The challenges of this project included linking the old and new, working with the slope of the land, zoning of private and guest accommodation, and maximising the outlook and natural light despite the south facing site. Horizon Building Services undertook the construction and worked faithfully and carefully to Bryant Alsop's Plans and Specifications.

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Dec 04, 2017

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