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Federation Cottage Transformed into a Two-Level, Contemporary House in Melbourne

Federation Cottage Transformed into a Two-Level, Contemporary House in Melbourne

Interiors Designers: Richard King Design
Project: Federation Cottage Remodel
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Area 185.0 m2
Project Year 2017
Photography: Tom Roe

Richard King Design  were engaged to design and project-manage this house remodel, which took close to two years to complete. An aging federation cottage with a crude, 1990s lean-to was extensively demolished and extended into a two-level, contemporary house. The property grew from 85m² to 185m².

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The existing gable-end roof line was extended through to the rear, to reference the buildings original architectural character. We utilised the generous roof height and proportions to add in a Mezzanine level and double-height space, at the rear of the property.

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The house has a mix of private, social and work spaces. The front portion of the house is retained as Bedroom and “adult” Living space. A central spine corridor connects the old part of the house to the contemporary extension. Additional bedrooms, bathroom, Entrance/Laundry lead onto a double height, open-plan Kitchen, Dining and “Social” Living room at the rear. A feature staircase connects to a large Mezzanine Study and en-suite. This project was tailored to fit the specific requirements of it’s owner. It also follows passive-house design principles.

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