Cobden Terrace | Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

Cobden Terrace is a heritage–sensitive adaptation of an 1868 state–listed terrace house in Fitzroy. The project applies adaptive reuse through minimal but impactful change to meet a host of social, environmental and functional aspects, whilst enabling a joyous, personality–filled family living environment.
Heritage, sustainability and budget principles have converged with equal influence. Adaptive reuse, through doing less, helps retains the history of the place for its social and cultural imperatives as well as enable a functioning family layout that will sustain.
Externally, a small rigorously detailed yet rationally conceived ground level addition is however provided in sympathy with the existing building. Inside, we sought to celebrate and emphasise the best aspects of the Victorian home. The result is celebratory of the site’s legacy and neighbourhood at large – preserving its integrity whilst making subtle adaptations enabling greater livability.

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