I enjoyed reading about this cottage extension in today’s Courier Mail. Designed by owner/architect Stephen de Jersey, it is a two storey addition to a 100 year cottage. It has been cleverly designed to suit the Townsville heat without constant use of air conditioning.
Some of the key features are:
- Lightweight tin and timber construction (corrugated mini-orb outside, plywood inside)
- Huge overhang of roof to shade interior
- Sliding doors for cross ventilation
- Cool polished concrete floors
- Toy storage under the stairs to maximise use of the living area
(Click photo to see inside as well)