One highly significant aspect to this project is that we didn’t go up. It seems to be a popular solution but can bring a host of problems. The existing house was in a garden setting, and Beattie Co. successfully argued the benefits of staying on one level.

Working on this main level, the living spaces were reinvented, and a handsome covered, outdoor space added. Inside, the main living spaces snap together, achieving a connectedness and balance between open-plan and contained.

A negotiated building contract and the good will of all parties made this project possible. Terrazzo, limestone, granite setts, painted Cyprus weatherboard, masterfully built carpentry and metalwork were selected. Carefully crafted to create long-lasting and exciting living spaces, this project is a considered and colourful reinvention.