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Once narrow and dark, this 1930’s workers cottage was reimagined by Dean Williams of Architect George, maintaining its heritage charm and expanding the home from a tiny 30sqm to 60sqm with the addition of a second storey. This addition allowed the removal of the lower levels internal walls, expanding the kitchen and dining space, and connecting the living area to the updated courtyard: incorporating glass double doors to connect the interior and exterior of the home. The lower level was also extended into an awkward corner of the courtyard to create an additional bathroom, featuring a curved mosaic wall and skylight: this also includes a unique rooftop garden accessible from the relocated main bedroom on the second level. The rear of the home was opened up to views of the nearby laneway and community garden. The redesign converted a livable but enclosed home into an open, airy space that will continue to be a unique part of the streetscape long into the future.