Before & After: A Century-Old Cottage in Melbourne Is No Longer a “Rabbit Warren” of Rooms

Before & After: A Century-Old Cottage in Melbourne Is No Longer a “Rabbit Warren” of Rooms

Views of the backyard abound in this newly streamlined home for a young couple with a newborn.

The listing photos for this century-old cottage in Melbourne didn’t exactly convey the hard truths about it. "They did a great job of hiding the ugly parts," says architect Kurt Crisp of Sydney-based firm Buck & Simple. "It was a real rabbit warren." What had once been a light and airy layout, says Crisp, had been muddled by a clunky addition and strangely proportioned rooms. 

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