Apartment, Carlton North
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Photography: Lauren Bamford


For this project, we converted an old Merchant Builder garage into a studio apartment. The structure included deep oregon beams and bagged brick walls which was an excellent start.
In such a small space we had to be clever about arrangement, views, dealing with the existing level change (ramp from the ROW) and privacy.

The result is a surprisingly roomy apartment, with a bedroom on a platform and views to the overhead gum trees. Most of the windows and doors were salvaged or sourced second hand, as well as benchtops, lighting, sinks and even the WC.