With a young family to consider, the owners wanted to retain this cottage as a lowset home so the house was lifted, restumped and set back down in its original place. The existing back half of the house was demolished and rebuilt and extended to provide the new family bathroom, children’s play room, open plan kitchen and living and deck. In the remaining original section, the old floor was overlaid with solid Blackbutt flooring to match the new with rooms configured to create 3 bedrooms with WIR and ensuite to the main.