Meow house sits within the existing footprint of a 1960s building to provide an updated, inviting family home without reducing the outdoor area. We completely replanned the existing warren of small rooms, creating a layout that suits the needs of a young family including a shift-worker and two indoor cats.
Built by an owner builder in the 1960s, the original orange brick building was affectionately described by our client as an ugly duckling. It had some quirky details that they loved but the house was in disrepair and didn’t suit their needs. Our brief was to design a home that allowed for family gatherings, ensured shift-work hours were not disruptive, included space for books and hidey-holes for the cats.