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Habitat on Terrace: Modern Reinterpretation of a Classic Queenslander

Squeezing in five fabulous townhouses on a lot that is barely 760 square meters in area, Habitat on Terrace in Brisbane revamps an existing Queenslander even while finding space for 4 additional new townhouses. Designed by refresh*design, a series of three townhouses with continuous gabled roof along with two other individual homes ensure that the property as a whole maximizes available space without feeling congested or even poorly ventilated. A sense of modernity starts with the exterior of the house with white and gray along with dark window frames setting the design tone.

Series of five dwellings in Brisbane set ona 760 sqaure meter lot Habitat on Terrace: Modern Reinterpretation of a Classic Queenslander
Series of five dwellings in Brisbane set on a 760 square meter lot

On the inside, it is a series of open and close spaces, stylish living areas where wooden warmth is combined with polished finishes and elegant contemporary décor that set the mood. The existing Queenslander was moved towards the neighboring two-story home while a single townhouse was added next to the series of three continuous dwellings to fit the entire development within the constraints of the limited site.

Open living area with wooden ceiling and polished floors
Wooden staircase leads to the top level of the Aussie home
Dark wooden wall adds contrast and polished elegance to the living area
Simple and elegant staircase for the contemporary home
Sheltered staircase leads to the stone path outside

Wood plays a major role even in shaping the entrance of the townhouses, the staircase on the inside and various ceilings and accent walls in different rooms. Street façade of the house offers complete privacy while the living area with flows effortlessly into the beautiful private yard. [Photography: Roger D’Souza, Christopher Frederick Jones]

Wooden slats create a stylish and cool entry
Private entryway leads to the remodeled series of Twonhouses in Brisbane
Gray and white exterior of the three townhouses with common gabled roof
Dark windows add contrast to the white and gray exterior of the house
Habitat on Terrace in Brisbane
Floor plan of level 1 of Habitat on Terrace
Second level floor plan of Habitat on Terrace

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