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Marlborough Street House, 2012, Leichhardt, NSW.

Mackenzie Pronk Architects with Lawless & Meyerson (Interior Design).

The Marlborough St House involved the refurbishment of a freestanding early 20th century cottage. To the rear, new elements of the design take advantage of the northern garden orientation and the sites falls to add a new two-storey addition. It incorporates generous living and services spaces with main bedroom suite and study above. The simple and boxy new form includes a two storey north facing glazed wall allowing deep winter solar access onto the polished concrete floors, operable external blinds and an extendable awning provide sun control. The house is a study in functional simplicity and a dip back into minimalism.

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