“An existing single level studio space was replaced with a small self-contained dwelling comprising a ground floor living space, kitchenette and bathroom with a bedroom on a mezzanine level. The form was generated from the complexities of the available space between large existing trees, privacy and set-back requirements. A material palette was generated from a desire to reference the existing house while timber, steel and brickwork are used in a compositional form to introduce a previously lacking street presence. A plywood lined interior gives a sense of calm and cohesion to the multi-faceted form. “
We often tuck the granny flat out the back but look at the magic you can create when available space and its constraints force you to think outside the box. Love this little annex by Sydney-based Watershed Design.
Photography by Simon Whitbread
Using a small garden space creatively, especially a tiny backyard leading onto a laneway, opens up so much more living space in this inner Sydney terrace. Inside is out and out is in, boundaries are blurred and the home has an added dimension, an extra tropical room. Balmain backyard by Sticks and Stones.
Photography by Brigid Arnott