The brief

Demolish and re-build

Chris and Leigh’s initial request was to remove an existing leaky home on their property and for their new house to be a timeless design, a family home that was classic yet remained modern. This section situated in Omaha close to the beach front needed a strong indoor outdoor flow, with outside living areas on both sides of the house due to wind exposure. The roof is visible from the popular Omaha boat ramp so it needed a strong design, this was an important element has it also needed to let as much sun as possible into the house.

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The cladding had to be durable to protect the house from the harsh conditions of sea spray, strong sunlight and torrential rain, which lended itself to the concrete block spine wall, and bagged and painted and pine weatherboards on the exterior. The floor plan was designed to suit a couple with an extended family who regularly visited and stayed.


demolision of the existing home

BEFORE – The original house

after – gold award winning home