Hyde Park Cottage Extended #5

Hyde Park Cottage Extended

To accommodate a family of three and frequent guests, this 1930’s 800 square foot cottage needed expansion. However, maintaining the cottage’s scale on the narrow, picturesque Central Austin neighborhood street was a critical constraint. The resulting design solution unobtrusively expanded the living area by 150% while preserving the best aspects of the cottage’s unpretentious street personality. The original cottage was repurposed to contain the living room and two bedrooms, and the 1,200 square foot addition accommodates the kitchen/dining area, the master bedroom & bath, a second bath, laundry/utility and a large screened porch.