Victorian Workers Cottage AdditionContemporary Home Office, Sydney

Karina Illovska

Photo of a small contemporary study room in Sydney with light hardwood floors, no fireplace and a built-in desk. —  Houzz
Related Photo Topics
This photo has no questions

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Julia Fairley added this to Best of the Week: 20 Concealed Home Office Nooks5 September 2019

13. Location: Sydney, NSWDesigner: Danny Broe ArchitectFeatures: Colour blocking to the max.

Joanna Tovia added this to Picture Perfect: 40 Workstations Woven Into Kitchens18 December 2018

26. Chic colour clash. Sydney, NSWDesigner: Danny Broe Architect

Rebecca Gross added this to Design Legacy: 5 Lessons Pettit+Sevitt Taught Us About Architecture20 May 2015

​A CONTEMPORARY EXAMPLE: The addition to this Victorian workers’ cottage features an efficiently planned kitchen playfully divided into different colours to reduce its bulk. This simple use of colour and effective planning elevates to the design, appearance, and functionality of the kitchen and could easily be introduced to low-budget homes and renovations.Take a tour around this house

Jenny Drew added this to How to Squeeze In a Kitchen Office (and Work Effectively in It)15 April 2015

Tuck it awayIf you don’t want to have your files and papers on show though, and you’d like to hide your little office away when not in use, build it into a cupboard and you can shut your work away. Here you can see how the green cupboard drawers will seamlessly hide the office once closed over.

Bryna Howes added this to 10 Ideas for Keeping Your Tech Organised17 December 2014

10. Use nearby powerpointsLast, but certainly not least, it may be that you can avoid having a mass of tangled wires simply by making the area that divides Point A (your electronics) from Point B (your powerpoint) as small as possible. In this particular example, you can see that the powerpoint is located directly behind the computer. This ensures that any excess cables will be kept in one compact space, out of sight and out of mind.TELL US Do you have any clever tricks for keeping your tech in order?MOREGreening Your Home: 10 Ways to Create an Eco-Friendly Workspace11 Tricks to Save Energy … and Money10 Client-Facing Home Offices You Won’t Be Ashamed to Show OffOver-the-Top (but Seriously Sexy) High-Tech Home Improvements

Jenny Drew added this to Study Nooks: How to Squeeze in a Home Office Anywhere20 June 2014

In a cupboard…Shutting the door on your day’s work isn’t such a bad idea in the literal sense. In fact, transforming a cupboard into an office might just be the most valuable use of storage space you can muster.In this renovated worker’s cottage, the door next to the pantry opens to reveal a hidden office. Architect Danny Broe used a contrasting pink shade on the inside of the cupboard to define the concealed study and included a small window to provide essential light.

Jenny Drew added this to Houzz Tour: Sydney Victorian Cottage Gets a Modern Makeover23 April 2014

A door next to the pantry opens to reveal a surprising pink office. “Pink is such a strong colour, so it’s best revealed only occasionally,” Broe says. A small window in the office wall lets in light and looks out on the home’s small courtyard. Broe added the courtyard so he could introduce windows to the bathroom, bedroom and office, and bring light into the middle of the home.Couch, ottoman: Jazz, Oz Design; rug: Orbit, Dinosaur Designs; ceiling fan: Revolution, Hunter Pacific

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Allison Jongbloed added this to Favourites4 June 2020

Another option for linen/storage in living area

Eleanor Pyper added this to Eleanor's ideas15 April 2020

tall cabinet, desk concealed behind sliding doors

James Woolford added this to Study24 February 2020

Study hidden in cupboard (if space is a premium)