Blacksmiths Cottage

About the Project

The brief was for a secondary dwelling that was more than the usual “granny flat”. The owners of this home wanted a compact but stylish home with a modern beach feel. An open-plan living space with white walls and pale timber floors creates an airy, casual feel, with lounge, dining and kitchen areas cleverly delineated by a subtle narrowing of the space. Behind the living areas is a full bathroom and generously-sized bedroom. Louvred windows capture coastal breezes and ensure the interior is light and airy, and integrated storage ensure everything has a place. Outside features easy maintenance decking of merbau and blackbutt, a salt water plunge pool and outdoor shower – perfect for a post-beach rinse. An adjustable vergola roof over the pool deck is just one of the quality inclusions that make this home compact but extremely liveable.


Completed 2014


Secondary Dwelling




Blacksmiths Beach