The inviting veranda of this Federation-era cottage, located in Glebe, Australia, hints at its colorful history. Glebe, a Sydney suburb, is home to many heritage-protected buildings and landmarks—making this project a natural fit for architect Kate Mountstephens. Her Sydney-based practice, Kate Mountstephens Architecture+Heritage, specializes in historic renovations. With an extensive background in heritage conservation, Mountstephens masterfully maintains the tricky balance between preserving an old building’s character and modernizing it for practical use.

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