The Client engaged us initially to investigate several redevelopment options for their existing home situated on a prime beachfront site on “Millionaires Row”.

The options included demolishing the existing 20 year old house and rebuilding several luxury units or a single dwelling with basement garage, or to renovate the existing home.

Initial design studies quickly confirmed that the most practical & economical outcome was achieved by adding an extra storey, reconfiguring the internal layout of the first floor, incorporating a lift, and extending the building closer to the beach.

Utilising a range of low maintenance materials to clad the exterior, the simple beachfront cottage will be transformed into a contemporary coastal beach house allowing the multi-generational family to continue living on, or holidaying at the beach for many years to come.


PROJECT TYPE:  Private Residence

ROLE: Principal Architect

STATUS: Design and Documentation


155 Hedges Avenue,

Mermaid Beach,

Gold Coast, Queensland


Project Details

SITE AREA: 451m²

DWELLING SIZES: 615m² internal + 82m² covered external areas

CONFIGURATION: 5 bedroom (+study), 6 bathroom, three storey home

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