An Improved Veranda and Shades of Green Make This Queenslander Cottage a Subtropical Dream

To suit a multigenerational family, Brisbane firm Arcke built an apartment below the residence and connected them with a Japanese-inspired indoor/outdoor space.

This cottage in Northgate was well suited for the humidity. Its structure was raised on stumps to allow air circulation beneath, and a deep veranda wrapped the front and side to keep the interiors cool. When the owners got in touch with Brisbane architect Matt Kennedy and his firm Arcke to insert a ground-level apartment, he took the opportunity to improve on a good thing.

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Caitlin Wheeler
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Caitlin Wheeler was a lawyer in Silicon Valley and is now a writer in Durham, NC. She's written about lawyers with zany careers, the North Carolina wine industry, and global architectural design.


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