The Heritage listed Old Colonists’ Homes in Rushall Park, North Fitzroy is Victoria’s earliest and best preserved aged care facility.
The first solid brick Victorian cottage refurbished by TTA dates from c.1900s and has undergone a number of ad-hoc alterations over the years. The design simplifies the building form, improves the amenity, incorporates an open plan living/kitchen/dining maximising natural light to existing dark spaces. The floor area is increased while keeping within the existing building footprint.
Refurbishment works to a second cottage is currently underway. Designs seek to respect their heritage while offering a contemporary style of living, appealing to the next generation of aged care residents.
First cottage completed 2017.