Nina’s House – a house within a house for baby

I remember sitting in antenatal classes before having our first baby when the midwife asked the soon-to-be-parents what they were planning for the nursery. Therein followed the details of elaborate extensions to houses, remodelling of rooms and lots of discussion about paint colours. My husband and I sat very quietly – we lived in a one bedroom flat and the baby was going in a cot in the corner. Had we failed the first parental hurdle?!

Clearly not, according to designer David Keune. Keune created Nina’s House out of the need for a separate space for a newborn, without having to renovate or move house entirely – very sensible, I say.

The little house accommodates all the necessities for a baby – a cot, storage and a change table. The chest of drawers opens and closes with a slight push of the knee so that when you are up to your elbows at nappy change time you can keep both hands on the job.

The house also features a retractable roof, is wheel mounted so that it can be moved around easily and can be disassembled and flat packed for storage.

Price on application.

(via Minor Details)

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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