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Braidwood Heritage Renovation


This exquisite alteration and addition to a classic Braidwood weatherboard cottage was recently completed by local builder Green Homes South East NSW. The elegance and finest level of care typical of their work is apparent in every detail of this renovation project.

Enjoying a corner position opposite a heritage-listed property, the period design of the addition was largely controlled by Braidwood township’s heritage guidelines. The scale of the addition, the material finishes, rooflines and glazing elements were chosen to be in keeping with the existing weatherboard cottage. Beautiful feature windows and trim have been restored and are celebrated in this sensitive renovation project.

Internally, a full renovation of the four-room + sunroom cottage encompasses the main living areas, two original bedrooms and bathroom. Northern glazing has been improved, interspersed with refurbished fireplace surrounds, and hardwood floors gleam. The original sunroom at the rear was demolished to be replaced with a full country kitchen, which faces the main dining area and opens to both north and south gardens and patio areas.


A rustic original brick chimney breast, formally obscured in a laundry nook, now features boldly and works to marry the local heritage identity and original cottage with the renovation and addition.

The plan flows subtly from the original footprint to the new addition, which comprises a garage, laundry and two bedrooms including the new main bedroom suite. These bedrooms address the secondary street frontage, glazed doors opening towards the Braidwood heritage-listed property opposite. As such, the discreet design of the addition was a requirement and we are delighted that it has not upstaged the original weatherboard cottage, nor its celebrated heritage neighbour.

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