The scope of the project involved the alterations and additions to a small 1870s milkman’s cottage. The key concept for the addition was to design a secret world within a simple form. From the street, the extension sits comfortably beside the original façade of the milkman’s cottage and in context with its historic neighbour up the hill. The new form kindly steps off the original home to not only create a formal entry but to allow the original cottage to stand proud on the street and maintain its dominance. Due to the small footprint of the inner city block, volume and light were tactics used playfully to increase the perceived size of the home. The extension embraces the street edge by pushing its two dominant walls into one corner, utilising all edges of the block.


Photographer: Adam Gibson

Address: 49 Barrack Street, Hobart

Open: 10 am – 4 pm Saturday 11 November

Highlights: Tas. architecture award recipient 2017, restoration

Building specs: Built: 1870s, Architect: Preston Lane Architects