This is 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 nature and beach-shack texture of the original but to enhance the existing spaces and uses with a new lease of life and modern convenience.
The design includes a yoga platform tree-house, large framed street facing alfresco area, a garden shed conversion to a theatre/ entertaining space, new 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 much more.
This is a great modest sustainable project that plays with architectural objects to bring new life to an original character house.
Development Approval granted in September 2011.
Stage 1, The Shed was Handed over in December 2011, and the main House completed in November 2013. Photography by: P.A.I.D.