Over three generations a single family has been custodian of this Victorian weatherboard cottage, bearing witness to the family celebrations, births, marriages, severe weather events and everything in between. The cottage has been an intrinsic part of this family’s history. The request to extend its footprint and renovate its interior are approached with care, and a mindfulness that the memories contained within this cottage exist within every marked door frame and fissured plaster wall.

The new extension reflects the personality, aspirations and contemporary values of the current custodians, however in its scale, fabric and detail it presents as a respectful addition to its elder kin.

Project Details

  • Burnley, Victoria
  • Construction commenced