Bowral, NSW



  • Adapt a tiny late Victorian cottage into a comfortable modern home for a family of four.

  • The original late Victorian building was built as a school house for a bank manager with a large family.

  • The aim was to maintain the compact heritage style of the cottage but increase its footprint by 200% to provide additional living space and bedrooms.

  • Outcome
  • A late Victorian cottage which maintains its compact cottage scale but provides double the existing floor area.

  • Finishes, fittings and interior décor maintain the Victorian theme.

  • The internal mezzanine level library complete with drop down access ladder above an open fireplace is a unique and eye catching feature.

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