This development project involved working with one of our very good builders (ibuild constructions) on their own home which was a simple 2 bedroom free standing cottage in the Sydney Inner-West. The existing plan had no connection to the rear garden and was dark and damp internally with virtually no ventilation and in much need of a renovation. The design called for a staged approach where stage one involved renovating the ground floor and extending to the rear with new open planned dinning kitchen and family spaces, later with a growing family stage two involved a first floor addition of bedrooms and new bathrooms. Having foresight and a very good working relationship with the client/builder allowed for clever space planning and structural design which also allowed for maximum amenity as well as development.

photography by peter farman

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