Catalina Crescent

  • Project: Catalina Crescent
  • Location: Avalon, Sydney, Australia
  • Description: Reconfiguration and enlargement of an existing residential property
  • Value: Undisclosed
  • Client: Private
  • Status: Completed


“I am very conscious of working with neighbours, within a context. In the case of the Australia Beach House I wanted to do it with no material negative impact on the neighbours — no one complained, and in fact one even said he expects it to increase the value of his property.”
Beau Quarry, Clovelly House, property developer

A contemporary reconfiguration of Sydney beachside property uses local timber cladding to match the existing structure and blend into the natural bushland setting. The original single storey home is dramatically enlarged with a new 24m-long raised floor, aiming out towards the lush greenery to the rear of the property.

The rooms inside the house have now been rearranged into a linear sequence along the new axis, with living and dining spaces leading on to an external deck. Floor-to-ceiling glass panels slide back and turn inside spaces into outside spaces to form a home that embraces the majestic setting.