A rather plain cottage in a seaside village required quite a bit of help to convert it from a modest three bedroom, one bathroom house, into a beautiful four bedroom, two bathroom home.
The owner\'s engaged Melanie Symington from Seaside Homes to help them make the changes they needed to create their dream home.
Missing from the existing layout was a forth bedroom, quiet study area for the parents, second bathroom and a deck to better access the ocean views. It was decided an upper floor addition incorporating a generous master suite was the best approach to meet the owner\'s needs.
The existing cottage had a dark, south facing living room so the stairs to the master suite were positioned in the center of the house, to create a light well for the living room. The verandahs off the living room were also extended with the result being a completely different personality for this space.
The upper floor extension was designed to create a peaceful retreat for the owners, who have three children. The suite of rooms incorporates a master bedroom with walk-in-robe and ensuite, a deck overlooking the ocean views and a light filled study.
The clients particularly love the views from the bath and can regularly be found, with glass of wine in hand, on the deck of an evening.
One of the owners, Jacqui, is an intuitive interior designer and her input has greatly enhanced the look of the finished rooms.
The shape of the extension and the renovation of the existing cottage have resulted in a beautiful home, whose newly revealed character is perfectly in tune with the seaside village location.