Designed in collaboration with Clare Mengler
Extensive additions to a diminutive bungalow that occupied the middle of a large beachside site. The bungalow is retained, with the majority of rooms, walls and openings retained. It is split in two along existing wall lines, with new circulation and ancillary spaces added adjacent to it on each side on the ground floor, and living spaces above. The result are two independent homes, each with new spacious living spaces and balconies on the first floor, orientated to the north and unconstrained by the geometry of the existing structure. Rooms within the existing structure are maintained or updated to bedrooms on the ground floor, where the mass and orientation was better suited to sleeping areas. The charm and eccentricities of the existing home are allowed to shine through, and are complemented with new casual beachside finishes and textures.
Process sketches + diagrams (above)
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