G + B Residence
Beach House Renovation
Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Coast
Located on a beautiful site, this much-loved family holiday home had grown tired and disfunctional.
The design brief was to create a contemporary and functional holiday getaway, ideal for the family and their guests to enjoy their break. Consideration was also to be given to incorporating the prevailing environmental conditions, especially the views and breezes, which had been neglected in the past.
The contract included a complete demolition out and reconfiguration of the existing interiors, including some walls. The trick here was to create a secure access between levels without wasting internal space on internal stairs, yet allowing as many windows and doors to remain open whenever possible
The striking new front deck and side entry became the feature of the renovation. With the new open plan layout revitalising the house, giving it a spacious and airy feel. We created a secure connection between both levels by providing select external timber screening. This allowed more light and ventilation to enter the internal areas, whilst also providing a natural shadowy interplay to these spaces.
It was a pleasure working with our clients, who were residing in Hong Kong at the time. They were open to design innovation and enjoyed being challenged with new ideas.