The Owners had purchased a c.1920s cottage in disrepair with the view of creating a weekender for themselves and grown children. The completed house has a wonderful eclectic feel, where reclaimed and industrial furniture sit comfortably through the original cottage and within the contemporary addition. Retaining it’s original character, 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 maximizing the outlook and natural light despite the south facing site.
Builder: Horizon Building Services
Photographer: Rhiannon Slatter