Drawing from the Federation era-design of the original, crafted elements are integrated into the new through custom joinery, selections in furniture, lighting and artwork. In disguising the amenity and storage, the attention is focused on openness and flow. Overlooking the ocean in the distance, an expansive deck allows the living area to extend outward and for natural ventilation and light to be brought in. Framed vistas then create portals to the views in the distance whilst still providing a sense of enclosure within.
With a palette formed from various tones of blue and grey, together with warm timber, leather and brass, an elevated interpretation of the coast is interwoven. The expansion sees an additional level relocate the primary bedroom and ensuite, as an optimisation of the ocean aspect, with sightlines considered from all angles. A central courtyard creates a lightwell and brings natural light into depths of the home. Throughout, subtle arches from the original structure are brought into the transition spaces, accentuating a softened movement, with a similar organic fluidity felt in the combined living zones. By bringing a deliberate resilience across the new and embedding elements such as timber wall panelling, natural stone and waxed plaster, each surface either encourages interaction or facilitates function.