Northern Beaches


The brief for this family was to create a Hampton-style beach home on what is a very small corner site.

The challenge was to achieve the client’s spatial brief across three levels whilst complying with the council’s controls and setbacks, resulting in a light, airy, character-filled family home.

A classic beach bungalow

Transformed to incorporate light, air and space within a small area

Considerations and challenges included privacy workarounds and flood-safe basement designs.

Australian beach luxe

The end result maximises the outlook from all rooms, taking advantage of the corner site without compromising privacy from the streets.

A major challenge was the design of the basement in a flood zone. We had to implement flood management measures into the design, marrying practicality with form and style.

Maximising space and connectivity

The basement incorporates not only car spaces but also a study, cinema room, cellar and stairwell with a lift connecting the upper levels.

The stairwell placed on the side boundary allows light to spill down all three levels. The kitchen, meals area and family room are located to the rear and flow onto a large undercover entertaining space overlooking the pool.

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11 Marian Street
Killara NSW 2071

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