Located on a quiet side street in Brunswick, Allan Street House is a renovation and extension of an existing worker’s cottage for a young couple and their two small children.

Project Name: Allan Street House
Studio Name:
Gardiner Architects
Project size: 60 m2
Site size: 315 m2
Completion date: 2017
Building levels: 1
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photography: Rory Gardiner

Allan Street House by Gardiner Architects - Sheet1
Living Room ©Rory Gardiner

The project explores the idea of what a Brunswick worker’s cottage is and the lifestyle that it can offer a growing family.

Allan Street House by Gardiner Architects - Sheet2
Kitchen ©Rory Gardiner

The central location, connection to parks, and acceptance that in Inner Melbourne it’s okay to not have a big backyard were guiding factors.

Allan Street House by Gardiner Architects - Sheet3
Backyard ©Rory Gardiner

Allan Street house transforms the experience of a pokey terrace house into a home that is light and open, sustainably designed and adaptable to the daily routines of a young family.


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