Heritage Cottage, Port Melbourne
Alexandra Buchanan Architecture
Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Photography Tom Ross
Project Specification
Project Name: Heritage Cottage, Port Melbourne
Project Type: Residential ,
Location: Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Area: 125m2 ,
Project Year: 2014 ,
Photographer: Tom Ross
Builder: Rock City Building Group ,
Engineering: Adams Engineering ,

The Alexandra Buchanan Architecture team use clever functional design to create space within the constraints of an inner-city Melbourne cottage.

The extension and renovation to this heritage cottage in Port Melbourne establishes a unique sense of spaciousness that manages to defy the challenging constraints of a tight urban setting. The transformation also allows a young family to remain in a neighbourhood they cherish and live in a contemporary home that provides them with the required space to develop.

Wall To Bring Focus To The Living Area And Visually Unite Old And New.
A Skylight And High Level Window Introduce Light From Above

A second storey addition at the rear of the cottage creates space for two extra bedrooms in a loftlike setting. Discreet windows capture city views and deliver natural light to the interior. Downstairs, a compact kitchen and living space is made to feel more generous by means of a double height volume created above the lounge. A skylight and high level window introduce light from above and illuminate the pathway from the front door.

And Illuminate The Pathway From The Front Door.

Dark grainy timber finishes, used in the kitchen and living room, draw on the aesthetic of the historic timber floors to create warmth and textural interest.

By Means Of A Double Height Volume Created Above The Lounge.

Dark grainy timber finishes, used in the kitchen and living room, draw on the aesthetic of the historic timber floors to create warmth and textural interest. A similar timber finish is applied to the living room ceiling and wall to bring focus to the living area and visually unite old and new.

Creates A Sense Of Spaciousness That Defies The Constraints Of Its Tight Urban Setting.

“Alexandra Buchanan Architecture made our housing dreams a reality! The innovative design provides a feeling of space in our small inner city block.”

Creates Space For Two Extra Bedrooms In A Loftlike Setting.

Alexander Buchanan Architecture have developed a proclivity for transforming traditional architectural spaces through functional contemporary design. With their Heritage Cottage, Port Melbourne project, they have transformed a home and in the process positively impacted the life of a young family as well.

Dark Grainy Timber Finishes

A similar timber finish is applied to the living room ceiling and wall to bring focus to the living area and visually unite old and new.

Discreet Windows Capture City Views And Deliver Natural Light To The Interior.
Heritage Cottage Port Melbourne By Alexandra Buchanan Architects. Local Melbourne Beautiful Homes And Houses
The Extension And Renovation To This Heritage Cottage At Port Melbourne
Used In The Kitchen And Living Room
A Second Storey Addition At The Rear Of The Cottage
A Similar Timber Finish Is Applied To The Living Room Ceiling
Draw On The Aesthetic Of The Historic Timber Floors To Create Warmth And Textural Interest.
And Live In A Contemporary Home That Provides Them With Ample Space To Grow.
The Transformation Allows A Young Family To Remain In A Neighbourhood They Cherish

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Published: 7 March, 2019

Photography Credit:  Tom Ross
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