We’re stalking a family house in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote, a house of two halves, old and new. You’d never know from its weatherboard cottage facade that behind is a light-filled, contemporary open plan home perfect, as you can see from the photos, for a young family. Inside and out meld seamlessly through sliding glass doors, extending the living space out into the courtyard garden. Stylish and kid friendly. Link while it lasts.