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Miners’ Cottage

Architect: e+ architecture 2017

Bendigo | 17

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Building Description

Located close to central Bendigo and many key services, one of the main drivers for the owners in developing the site was the view to this being their ‘forever’ house, rather than a stepping stone to something bigger and ‘better’. Stage 1 involved the basic renovation of the interior, ensuring the ‘bones’ were in good health. More recently, Stage 2 has been completed. This involved reconfiguration of internal spaces and a modest extension providing more living space, improved connection to the garden and improved natural light.
With a heritage overlay to the property, and an increased awareness of the importance of Miners’ cottages to Bendigo’s urban fabric, a sensitive but modern approach was needed. Through references to cottage proportions, geometry and materials, the new extension sits comfortably within its context. This project demonstrates how, if we are willing to take a long-term view in our approach to housing, what may seem out of reach (for financial or other reasons) can be achieved through clever design and planning. Stage 3 is anticipated to be completed within the next three years.

What's On

Architect led tours by the owner/architects through the whole house.

Need to Know

  • Open: Sunday 27 October 10.30am-4pm

  • Tour Type: Bookings Required, $5

  • Tour Details: Tours at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm, running for 40 minutes in groups of 14

  • Access: Limited mobility, pram accessible, all ages

  • Notes: Bookings open 8.30am Monday 14 October, sharp. Read our booking tips to avoid disappointment.

  • Building Type: Residential

  • Architecture Era: Contemporary (2001- current)

  • Transport: Receive 15% off GoGet with the code OHM15, see Top Tips For A Great Weekend page for more details.

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  • Photo Credit: Leon Schoots


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