On a small 290sqm site in New Farm, the owners of this home wanted a major transformation for the original timber cottage. With extremely tight constraints, every corner of the site needed to be carefully considered and given purpose. To achieve this, the entry is flanked by a plunge pool with swim jets, and internal rooms ‘borrow’ space by opening into private courtyards nestled amidst the ground floor plan. To heighten the sense of space, voids and high ceilings were punctuated by compressed spaces, giving moments of spaciousness throughout the design.
A rugged materiality of off-form concrete provides a subtle indication that the original Queenslander cottage has had a thoughtful intervention, which quickly gives way to rich and warm detailing on the interior. Landscape is also a key driver in the design, with a green roof and lush garden beds throughout the plan disguising the inner city location.