Tree house cubby
Riza’s husband Cameron built the cubby house around the fig tree not long after the family moved in, using timber recycled from their bathroom renovation and old fence palings. Galvanised buckets from Kmart were screwed on and function as planter boxes. And as it’s on the western side of the block, the cubby offers great city views from the top floor. “The girls play shops and cafes from the front underneath the striped awning – made from recycled VJ boards – and my little nephews and nieces love to play in it, too,” says Riza. “I think we will always keep the cubby, even when my own children are too big for it.”
A PLACE TO POT Riza’s potting station is stylish and functional. “I love plants, and this is where I pot, split ond repot my green babies,” she says. Cameron made a stand for the old twin sink and the water was plumbed in. “I keep all my important...
Glamour station The family bathroom combines a refurbished cane sideboard with an antique mirror and gold tapware and accessories.
Top tiles The new laundry has subway tiles and a farmhouse sink.
Neat street The little back deck leads to the laundry and guest nook.