Pearl Bay House | Mosman

A modern fairy tale home for a young family.

A beautiful example of Arts & Crafts design, this home was no longer meeting the needs of its young and busy family. The internal spaces were proving to be too small and were awkwardly connected for modern family living. There was also limited access to the outdoor space making the home feel dark and claustrophobic.

Our clients desired a modernisation of their home that was in-keeping with its existing story-book charm. They wanted to open the indoors to the garden and have light-filled open-plan living spaces with clear sightlines to the new pool allowing easy supervision of their young children. Copious amounts of storage were also essential.

Challenges included creating privacy from the elevated neighbouring homes to the north whilst inviting light and creating breezes ways inside.

The existing home has beautiful proportions when viewed from the street, so our attention was focused on transforming the house from the rear. A modern addition was added to the ground level providing comfortable open-plan living, dining and kitchen spaces. The free flow to the new pool and outdoor living space allows for effortless entertaining and comfortable family relaxation. A run of featured skylights washes the entire home in an abundance of light.

Upstairs in the original section, the bedrooms and bathrooms were reconfigured to provide more space and a better flow between rooms. Considered design nestles the rooms within the steeply pitched roofline to maintain the elegance of the original lines whilst creating generous built-in storage.