A young family of three (now four), approached Nest Architects with a dilemma. Their little workers cottage in Fitzroy North needed help! The back of the house was a dodgy 1980s home-renovated nightmare, damp and cold and possum infested. Sound familiar?
Holden Street House is no longer, dark, damp or possum infested. Nest Architects removed the back half of the house and replaced it with a small open living/dining area with a large steel door that opens the whole space to the sunny backyard.
In the centre of the space is an internal pod housing the bathroom, powder room and pantry. The central ply clad pod separates a playroom from the main living/dining area. A galley style kitchen runs down one side and a corridor to access the bathroom and toilet runs down the other side.
"Our favourite part of the addition is the internal timber bench in the living room with a large window that looks out onto the boston ivy covered brick wall. In summer the dark green foliage will keep this space nice a shady – but in winter the sun can warm up the bricks and reflect warmth into the house!" — Nest Architects