This transformation was an exercise in doing more with less.
The original single storey brick unit was dated, dark and cluttered. Owner, Kathryn, desperately needed storage, light and a sense of space.
Emotionally tied to her home and it’s beachside location – moving elsewhere to get what she wanted wasn’t an option.
Instead, the brief was to transform this modest unit into a contemporary, light-filled and functional haven that belies its small footprint.
As part of a 4 unit development, the available space to expand was limited. We also wanted to create a unique character for her renovated unit so it became aesthetically independent from the rest of block.
Kathryn has character, so should her home!
Enjoying a corner position, we were able to add 25sqm of living area within the northern front yard. Capped with a soaring cathedral ceiling, the space can now breathe and her unit is flooded in northern light. The new modern façade stands proud in the streetscape and gives her unit a distinct personality.
Kathryn can live large, in her small, but hugely stylish home.
A Sea-Change in her own house.