Manly House 2

Driven by forward thinking clients these alterations and additions to a Federation cottage transform a dowdy and dark home into a light filled oasis with strong references to Palm Springs modern homes. The rear additions, which include a freestanding studio and glass sided pool, respond to the clients wide range of living requirements from the simple family life with young children to large gatherings of friends and family.


Deep steel beams provide large openings for oversized sliding doors such that the house fully connects to the pool and garden. The common functional problem of parking was solved by excavating under the home and creating a large basement garage with cinema.

Construction, Engineering