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Bayside Contemporary

This is an 1840s house built for a local harbour master. We renovated and extended it for a sporty family, including a tennis court, outdoor pool and sports lawn. The house needed a new kitchen and associated rooms. The form of the main house is so strong that the new wing had to appear separate. We designed a pavilion angled 45 degrees to make the most of sea views and with curved ends responding to the 19th-century bay of the original house.

Its concrete shell structure has a large cantilevered roof so nothing structure obstructs the view. To the front side, a stone wall hides the new addition and reflects an original screen wall on the other side of the house. The space behind the wall acts as a service yard and bike shed. The pool house, at the sea end of the property, was conceived as a second pavilion.

We used the slope of the site to create a second level, visible only from the sea. The buildings are clad in granite taken directly from the site. The main house’s interior was fully restored and bathrooms were created sympathetically.

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