It’s not every day a buyer finds a rundown weatherboard property and sees its potential as a party house, but if this project is anything to go by, maybe they should!
The owners were seeking the perfect coastal escape, and found it on this large, sloping site on the Mornington Peninsula.
‘With young children who love the outdoors, they wanted their children to have the same experiences they had growing up at the coast,’ says Ben Ellul, project architect at NTF Architecture.
It would have been easy for the owners to knock down the entire existing period home and start over, but that didn’t interest the clients or NTF. ‘The simple beach shack is fast becoming extinct in some of Victoria’s coastal hotspots,’ says Ben.
‘We wanted to retain the charm of the existing cottage, and create a contemporary pavilion which had the same qualities of space, simplicity, and charm.’