Anna’s House sees the transformation of a tired Brunswick weatherboard workers cottage into a considered, practical and comfortable home.

Project Name: Anna’s House
Studio Name:
Gardiner Architects
Project size: 110 m2
Site size: 195 m2
Completion date: 2019
Building levels: 1
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photography: Tess Kelly

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Outdoor Seating ©Tess Kelly

Situated on a small site with close neighbours, the design had to incorporate clever space efficient design methods to allow the living spaces and gardens to feel open and spacious. The project incorporates passive solar design principals to catch northern light while ensuring it doesn’t get too hot in summer.

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Kitchen ©Tess Kelly

With a client that was open to finding the best sustainable solutions tailored to her project, we sought to ensure the design did everything it could to positively impact the environment and neighbourhood.

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Outdoor Seating ©Tess Kelly

The period house was transformed into a comfortable; light filled home that is fit for purpose while flexible with great connection to outdoor spaces.


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