Before & After: A Derelict Cottage and Dairy Stable Become a Sleek Family Compound

Before & After: A Derelict Cottage and Dairy Stable Become a Sleek Family Compound

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By Melissa Dalton
Robson Rak Architects protect the storied past of a cottage and dairy stable in Melbourne by inserting a thoughtful glass addition and an internal courtyard.

In Melbourne, Robson Rak Architects needed to refashion a historical cottage and stable building into a new family residence. They did so by connecting the two buildings with an intervening, brick-and-glass addition and a private, interior courtyard.

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