A modest, sustainable, renovation and extension to an existing ‘beach shack’ house in South City Beach.
Surrounded by large new houses and a ‘stones throw’ from the beach, this project started with a conversation with the client about the merits of a new-build versus renovation. The later prevailed and the project started as a manipulation and insertion type project akin to large scale furniture design.
The brief was to maintain the quirky beach-shack texture of the original but to enhance the spaces and uses add a new lease of life and modern convenience.
Original designs includes a yoga platform tree-house, large framed street-facing alfresco, a garden shed conversion to a theatre/ entertaining space, conversation pit with outdoor fire, new exposed aggregate concrete floor slab throughout the basement, a two storey timber ‘hollywood’ screen to overclad the rear facade and a crow’s nest viewing platform.
Staged completion in 2011, followed by the main house in November 2013.