Seaside Studio

A little piece of the Hamptons (with a modern twist).

Standing on the site was a leaky old fibro garage – you know the type. The brief was for a new-built double garage and studio above (with independent external entrance) and BBQ terrace to the side. The new studio could act as overflow accommodation for out of town visitors, but also provide a longer-term facility for in-law lodging.

To achieve an integrated look, the new structure was designed to complement the poolside setting, reflect the existing main house and fit with the wider lifestyle environment of Sydney beach side living. The end result was a studio of tremendous light and space, with good natural ventilation.

The look of the structure is Hamptons-like when viewed from the poolside, employing weatherboard cladding, dormers and a steep roof pitch. When viewed from the side and rear, the structure takes a more contemporary form, providing for more practical use of space inside.