Photography – Derek Swalwell

The brief for this project was to keep the charm of the original 1920’s beachside cottage on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula and make the very original house work as a multi-generational family beach house.

An upstairs level was sympathetically added to take advantage of the panoramic views and to also create a parent’s retreat. Downstairs, the challenge was to keep the original style of the house but to add modern conveniences including new heating, wiring and lighting and a functional kitchen and bathrooms – all in the style of the original house.

Although the house still looks original – much of it has been carefully re-built, copying the original detailing. The house has been described as a ‘labour of love’ from the talented building team at Pop Building.