2 New Gable Roofs Brighten Up an Edwardian Cottage in Melbourne
Like many other historical homes in the area, Gable House had an extension at the back that housed the master bedroom, kitchen, and dining room.
The owners were happy with the home's size (2,229 square feet) but wanted to better utilize the space. So, they hired Sheri Haby Architects to help them achieve their goal.
With a 5,285-square-foot plot, the owners hoped to retain as much of the outdoor space as possible.
They wanted a bright and spacious, open-plan area at the back that would better connect the yard with the existing house. They also wanted to create some privacy between the main living area and bedroom.
The architects preserved the front of the house, but incorporated three bedrooms, a dining room, and lounge area into the new floor plan. They renovated the bathroom and laundry room and built a new powder room.