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Pocket Rocket Home Rethought and Reconfigured by Timmins and Whyte


A man entering the main spaces that consists of the dining and kitchen area from the courtyard.

Designed by: Timmins and Whyte

Positioned in Crown Road in internal Melbourne, Pocket Rocket is a small footprint heritage residence sharing a row of equivalent terraces with one uniform steady facade.

The inside format was initially conceived as the identical for every terrace – navigated by way of a single hallway with two residing/bedrooms on one aspect, a kitchen dealing with north, a toilet addition on the rear, and laundry and outhouse towards the adjoining again fence.

The location is often elongated (as is frequent of homes from the period) leading to a shortage of recent beneficiant residing areas. The home had very restricted obtainable width and the present inside was starved of pure gentle.

To coax extra gentle and air into the residing areas the present format was rethought, reconfigured and rearranged. We launched two new outside areas, together with a big glass window sliced from ceiling to ground, all drawing gentle deeper into the house.

For improved residing, two newly-designed loos now sit on the centre of this residence benefiting from gentle and air flow within the courtyard.

And new indoor/outside relationships have been shaped – with roof backyard views from the upstairs bed room and by way of vistas from towering timber-framed glass doorways that speak in confidence to a leafy courtyard from the kitchen.

This bespoke, well-crafted design method allowed for the kitchen, newly built-in laundry and communal eating house to completely maximise the total width of the positioning footprint – producing a sense of expanse, connection and luxury for the household.


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