Memorial Drive Residence


Bar Beach, NSW

This project involved renovations and additions to a single dwelling on opposite Bar Beach NSW. The sloping site has an area of 612 m² and originally contained a 3 storey, 5 bedroom dwelling with a single storey attached outbuilding at the rear.

The outbuilding has been demolished and the existing dwelling’s internal arrangement altered simplifying its layout and consolidating circulation through the building. A 3 storey pavilion-style addition at the south and rear of the dwelling has been designed to be sympathetic to the style and character of the building. The majority of the additions are to the rear of the site, utilising the slope and minimising impact to the street.

The design aims to optimise the available views and protect from harsh coastal conditions. Framed views have been strategically placed both to allow for privacy and capture views over Newcastle and Bar Beach. The layout ensures maximum natural light and natural ventilation.