A cold, damp 50 sq.m cottage/90 sq.m site in central Wellington had been neglected and required complete refurbishment.
Two small dark rooms are combined and the ceiling removed to give a combined kitchen, dining, living area with a generous feel and plenty of natural light.
Mobile kitchen joinery units make the space adaptable.
A mezzanine sleeping loft and storage area is built above the kitchen and is accessed by a moveable ladder.
Careful consideration of storage requirements for all rooms resulted in plenty of built in storage.
At the rear the living space opens to a surprisingly private courtyard for such a small site, which catches the late afternoon sun.