LONG ROOM HOUSE
Long Room House is the internal refit of a modest two-story blended family that grows from a manageable household of three to the jam-packed chaos of seven people + two dogs.
Whilst modest in appearance, the house is of high heritage significance and strongly controlled by council requirement externally and internally.
A few bold inventions were possible through mining quirks of the old, dysfunctional and pokey rooms to produce generous new family spaces & cosy attic bedrooms within the tight footprint without losing too much charm.
Generous new skylights brighten up formerly dim rooms with views of the sky & highlight the gnarled timbers of the house’s original framing.
A continuous wall of birch plywood joinery knits several cramped old rooms into the largest space in the house – a long room worthy of cooking, eating, talking & carousing when the when the whole clan descends.
Photographs: Nic Granleese
Construction shots: OOF! architecture