Exterior, Prefab Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, and House Building Type "Hemmed in by taller buildings on both sides, the original cottage was overwhelmed and neglected for decades—its identity compromised by inappropriate treatments. The new design provides a sensitive and recessive backdrop to the faithfully restored dwelling that originated more than 160 years ago in England,  Photo 6 of 20 in 10 Mullet Homes That Are Traditional in the Front, Modern in the Back from One of Melbourne's Oldest Prefab Timber Cottages Gets a Second Chance