M+A Home addition in Sawtell, NSW: under construction

A young family of four are firmly setting their roots down in the beautiful little seaside town of Sawtell. They love their cottage, garden and community and hope that their project might enhance their connection to each of these.

The addition pulls away slightly from the existing house in order to create open air garden courts between the new and the old. These allow great natural light, fresh air flow and garden views to existing and new spaces alike.

Alongside a simple structural solution and employing standard construction techniques, the strategy of pulling away from the original cottage is employed to minimise the impact of demolition and repair thereby keeping construction costs at a minimum.