This used to be an old house, sitting on the beach and subject to rises in tides and storms, so the architects put the home on stilts and added a new first floor above the existing bungalow.
This new floor contains an owners study and bedroom, and a captain’s deck aimed at the beach breakers view. In addition, the existing front veranda now extends with a wider side covered terrace, linked to the central kitchen and dining room.
Behind the white picket fence on the front street, a circular staircase leads to the veranda, while at the back of the house there is a private tropical garden with a massive sliding shutter that can be secured.
It’s cozy and quaint and now safe from the weather ... and perfect for a winter getaway Down Under