A striking renovation of a 1930s timber workers cottage has breathed new life into the home, creating a harmonious blend of old and new. The transformation hinges on a seamless connection between the interior and the existing rear garden, resulting in a vast living space that seamlessly merges indoor and outdoor elements.
The original home, centered around a kitchen and living room, suffered from limited natural light and restricted views. To address these shortcomings, the designers strategically converted the original living quarters into bedrooms and added a new ensuite bathroom to mirror the existing one, positioned at the heart of the home, marking the transition from private to communal areas.
A substantial extension at the rear encompasses the full width of the property, incorporating a kitchen, dining area, living room, and library. This open-plan configuration, bathed in natural light, seamlessly flows into the rear courtyard and garden, creating a sense of expansiveness and blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces.
Across the garden, the original garage and studio retain their rustic charm, serving as a reminder of the home’s rich heritage while complementing the modern architectural elements seamlessly.
This transformative renovation has transformed the Hilda Street House into a modern masterpiece, preserving the essence of its heritage while embracing the fluidity and connection that modern living demands.
Designers: United Studio
Builder: Form Homes
Photos: Crib Creative