The client’s wife is an artist and as such wanted a studio with a view to paint in. The husband is an avid surfer and required storage for his sports activities. The brief also called for the living/ dining areas to open out onto a large open balcony. The design process created a suspended pool area on top of the garage, this also acts as a cooling influence, allowing for cooling ocean breezes when the NE winds come in. The renovation is a play of light and solar penetration with some void spaces to create a light filled and airy house with areas that the family can retreat to. The stunning views are North facing towards Curl Curl Beach and the headland.