Modern Coastal Revival

A Modern Coastal Revival That’s the Talk of Torquay

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Known for its surf beaches and stunning scenery, Torquay is home to this masterfully extended abode.

Built by Smith & Sons Geelong, the extension consists of an office, master bedroom, walk-in robe and ensuite. Additionally, the home received a remodelled kitchen, bathroom and entry/foyer. A new second-storey alfresco barbecue area, modernised living zones and a revamped exterior round out the work completed.

Modern Coastal Revival

A key component of the brief was to transform the dated external aesthetic of the home by implementing classic coastal features. The combination of Cypress pine shiplap and Linea weatherboards on the front facade, for example, exudes a welcoming and modern coastal vibe. The couple that own the home requested a larger master suit that included an office space, which was achieved by extending out over the existing garage.

Modern Coastal Revival

The outdoor entertaining area on the upper level was also crucial to the success of the project,” says Mark Stewart, managing director at Smith & Sons Geelong. “The request was for the space to stay in close proximity to the kitchen while feeling integrated with the backyard.” Featuring Bondor insulated roof panels, the charming spot is given direct access to the yard via a convenient staircase. Speaking of stairs, the internal staircase was remodelled to include new balustrading as it snakes its way from the renovated entry and up through the modernised family areas.

Modern Coastal Revival

Designed by Colin Armstrong Design to promote comfortable and stylish coastal living, the interior of the home (completed by Kylie Sargent Interior Design & Building Consultancy) captures the atmosphere of the serene seaside locale. All the original windows have been replaced with double glazing, while the new kitchen is much more usable than it once was thanks to ample benchspace and storage. Light and bright, the kitchen features the warm tones of wood combined with white surfaces (like the Polytec Classic White matt Calacatta benchtops and oak cabinetry) and subtle black accents. This palette of wood, white and black continues in the bathroom, creating a cohesive home that flows — like the rolling of a wave — seamlessly from one space to the next.

Modern Coastal Revival

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Smith and Sons