A dilapidated cottage on dual street access in the lively suburb of Newstead, sought a new life on its slender lot. The site is rare and the client saw potential to subdivide and create a second dwelling to the rear. In order for this to happen the cottage needed to be revived whilst at the same time not increase in size which would inhibit the available space for the second dwelling. The concept for this renovation was to become an ‘apartment’ style house, combining efficient decking, storage and accommodation and creating interesting areas such as the roof top terrace and oversized picture window. The second dwelling will be under construction soon.