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Four Room Cottage

Common in the inner city areas of my part of the world are small wooden worker's cottages from the late 19th century. Four rooms with a central corridor wrapped with a verandah. This extension by Brisbane based architects Owen and Vokes adds areas to eat and meet and bathe but orientates them to the outdoor spaces. The lovely old garden with its spreading frangipani is now a part of the indoor outdoor lifestyle along with an outdoor fireplace for entertaining and cooking. Windows and openings allow the light to penetrate the building and a modern take on the lean-to or enclosed verandah is given a new lease on life. A relaxed and stylish family space that respects the heritage of the building but lets the home re-invent itself for the present.





 Photography by Jon Linkins.

Reader Comments (5)

I really like white color the most but was scared to use it all over my home, thanks for the inspiration, will try matching it with other colors as well to give an interesting look. :)

3 Sep 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPriti

I would love to see the layout (floor plan)... because I have trouble figuring it out. Otherwise, it is a very very lovely home.

3 Sep 2012 | Unregistered Commenterloulou ste-adele

I agree with Louise. I love the glimpses of the outdoors from inside but am confused about the layout. I'd love frangipani trees in my yard. They probably wouldn't survive the Toronto winter though. That's why I love to dream through the pics on your site.

3 Sep 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Black and white subway tile? So traditional yet so chic and now

3 Sep 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrooth

I love the two colours used outside - fabulous renovation with many unique features!

3 Sep 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSource

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