Prior to the new work, this heritage registered dwelling in Battery Point consisted of a four-room, red brick cottage at the street and a mixed-period kitchen, bathroom and laundry weatherboard lean-to at the rear. The lean-to has been demolished and replaced with a contemporary concrete, steel, glass and masonry addition, accommodating a kitchen dining living room. The addition runs from boundary to boundary, extending over the driveway corridor, giving the rear yard additional privacy, capturing the morning sun by presenting to the east, and providing a new back door for the day-to-day use of the owner. This approach relates to the garden symmetrically, and engages it as a priority important to the owner. In expression, the addition interprets a verandah – a simply defined space as a threshold – and from the garden the original form of the cottage is framed by the addition. Three of the four front-of-house rooms have been renovated by the owner, with the fourth fitted out for the bathroom, WC and laundry. The whole red brick cottage has been re-roofed, including the verandah, and the original house detail has been tidied up.
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