Busselton Beach House Renovation

the brief

Update a classic 1930s two storey home to:

  • create light-filled, open plan living spaces that took full advantage of fabulous ocean and jetty views
  • maximise passive solar potential for energy-efficient heating and cooling

the design

Redesign the ground floor to:

  • Combine discrete1930s style spaces into a large, luminous living area with floor-to-ceiling glazing and views from all angles
  • Shift and update a staircase that obstructed ocean views
  • Design a northern eave overhang to optimise solar gain and thermal comfort.

Transform a dated second story into an elegant adult retreat with a luxurious ensuite, loads of walk-in storage and a spacious entertainment area.

the result

A beautiful, inner-city, seaside home perfect for my client’s relaxed southwest indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The elegant passive solar design is perfectly adapted to coastal conditions.