Elanora Ave, Pottsville
This original 1960’s Beach Shack was Purchased by the Fitzgerald Family over 20 years ago and held all of their family holiday memories as their children were growing up. Neal and Shirley appointed DFJ Architects (Domlay Finlayson Jones Architects, Byron Bay) to design the extensive Renovation and Addition to their family holiday home when they decided to make it their permanent residence. The owners wanted to retain the feel of their Original 1960’s Beach Shack. Keeping only the existing Stone Fireplace (which held sentimental value and was re-pointed during the building phase) floor frame and exposed rafters the home was stripped bare. The 12 month long building process encountered difficulties when propping the existing home whilst digging and excavating the basement and working with levelling and using the existing floor frame but were overcome with Daniels experienced and trusted trades. Ducted Air- conditioning/ heating was not possible in the bedrooms and living room with raked ceilings which at build phase worried the clients. Daniel designed and constructed decorative aluminium screening/ aircon grills to allow for concealed aircon/heating throughout the entire home. The home features a lift, large continuous timber windows spanning across three bedrooms and is designed to capture the incredible views from most areas of the home, and a rage and mixture of materials. The homes sentimental Fireplace needed re-pointing and the hearth re-rendered. Daniel sourced a
stone mason that he had worked with before and had her come from South Australia specifically for the job. The bathrooms feature beautiful terrazzo floor tiles, a bidet and a great flow to the outdoor shower accessed straight from the beach. The polished concrete steps upon the entry to the home have over hang and led strip lighting are a great feature at night time and the seperate art studio has standing seam metal wall/ rood cladding that tie in to each other seamlessly. Custom Blackbutt timber windows and doors are throughout the home and are complimented against the standing seam metal cladding.
Architect: Dominic Finlay Jones Architects
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