Tree house cubby

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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.

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