North Cronulla House

Located in a heritage conservation area filled with avenues of Box gums and California bungalows this home was in need of a major renovation. Maintaining the heritage character of the street was important and involved re-instating the front porch, replacing the gable in-fills with battened wall sheeting and setting the first floor additions back behind the main ridge line to maintain the single storey appearance of the conservation area. The traditional side entry was retained but covered with a matching tiled roof that doubles as a porte-cochere. A north facing light well recessed into the middle of the house keeps the home naturally well lit throughout the day and enhances the contemporary feel of the interior.