This customised studio behind an existing house was designed for hobbies, teenage retreat and a small work shop, all in a garden setting.

Sometimes our clients don’t need a fully self-contained small home, just a studio with a bathroom may meet their requirements. This studio at the rear of a home in Brunswick needed to fulfil a couple of extra roles too – a small workshop plus an occasional study/retreat to escape the hectic family home.

We used corrugated colourbond steel externally and a steeply pitched roof that accommodates a loft space for storage. The whole space is heated with a small pot belly stove and the north facing window seat adds to the sense of a cosy retreat overlooking a fabulously abundant vegetable garden. The owners tell us they spend more time in the studio now than in the main house!