This early 20th C timber workers cottage has been transformed into a modern beach side residence overlooking Manly Beach
Situated on a 230 sqm site with a width of just over 5.0 m, much of the original envelope was retained, however the internal spaces have been re arranged with living spaces placed at both ends of the long narrow structure to provide a lounge area with views to the beach to the east and a private courtyard & dining space to the west. Above the living and dining spaces are lofts, accessible only by ladder.
Built right on the southern boundary, the original passage down the northern side of the site has allowed the creation of courtyards and gardens for the kitchen, bathroom and main bedroom in the centre of the ground floor
The original pitched gable roof form has been peeled back in the centre to provide two bedrooms with northerly aspect and a view to the beach.
Original kauri floors and hardwood wall and roof framing has been retained and extensive use of exposed hardwood and plywood used to bring warmth into the building form.