Long Room House joinery | photo: Nic Granleese


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



Architect | Fooi-Ling Khoo
Planning + Heritage | David Brand
Building Surveyor | Anthony Middling & Associates
Feature Copper Lights | Giffin Design


Builder | D M Urban Projects
Joiner | Wattle Valley Kitchens
Tiler | Bellas Bros