Completed I December 2017 I Visualisations by H&E Architects & Photography by Anna Drury + Alicia Taylor
A heritage-listed former cop shop that holds iconic status akin to that of Brisbane NRL legend Wally Lewis? Yes, this was fun.
Little Big House was about adding new layers to the varied history of a place stooped in folklore – as the aforementioned police station, but also as the infamous Spaghetti House that hit a certain stride during Expo ’88.
Built in 1889, the Queenslander is another northern operation for Matt Moran and the Solotel group, with project design mirroring the desire for this to be an accessible and fun venue with a heightened approach to ‘pub grub’. And so, the historical property was elevated – meaning an ability to create afresh at ground level, while accentuating and adding to the style and beauty of the original property above, as done in collaboration with Brisbane designer and stylist Emma Ross.