This Wellington worker’s cottage is in original condition, not having been altered or extended since its construction during the 1920s. The homes small size and expressed structure still reflect its original purpose – to simply house its occupants. The proposed alterations and additions are sympathetic to this character. The interior has been arranged to form an open plan room housing the living, dining and kitchen spaces which all open out to the surrounding lawn and landscape, while exterior additions are not distinguishable from the original building. The interior contains all the quality fittings and trappings of contemporary design, albeit hidden amongst a design that matches the original buildings modest and charming character.