Milkman’s Cottage

49 Barrack Street, Hobart

No bookings required, just turn up!

Architect: Unknown (1870s), Preston Lane Architects (2016)

Milkman’s Cottage is a clever alterations and additions project of 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 steps off the original building 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, using all edges of the block.

Open: Saturday 11 November 2023, 10 am – 4 pm


*  On Saturday, 11 November, Open House Hobart ask everyone to observe a minute silence at 11 am for Remembrance Day.




Building Types



Architectural Periods

Contemporary (2001-current)

Victorian (1851-1901)


Architectural Design


History of Hobart

New to Program


Level Changes

Stair Access Only

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