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1850s Prefab Cottage Transforms into a Polished Family Home

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All photos by <a href="http://www.wuttke.com.au/">Andrew Wuttke</a> via <a href="http://jostarchitects.com/projects/residential/st-kilda-house/">Jost Architects</a>
All photos by Andrew Wuttke via Jost Architects

Dig a little into prefab history and you might happen upon this humble 1850s cottage, which was manufactured in Boston but ultimately assembled Down Under. Located in St. Kilda, a suburb of Melbourne, the petite home was in a beyond-sorry state when a family decided to rehab it as their new home. In the hands of studio Jost Architects, the original structure was built out to form a U-shape that spreads an open-plan living area, bathroom, three bedrooms, and yard over a total area of about 2,500 square feet.

Once dark and crumbling, the house is now bright and sleek, with large glass doors connecting the main living areas of the home to the central outdoor space. Dwell has the full story.





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