sunrise LAKE HOUSE

The homeowners aimed to rejuvenate their cherished 1950s lakeside residence, embracing retirement and treasuring moments with their children and grandchildren.

Having been a beloved family home since the 1950s, originally built by one owner's parents, the house holds decades of cherished memories within its walls. The goal was to revive this home for the next chapter of family gatherings and togetherness.

Transforming the home into a contemporary coastal cottage was key. Enhancements began with a welcoming front entry portico and verandah, enhancing both aesthetic charm and practical functionality. Retirement living and future livability was a priority, addressing needs like ramps, widening hallways, and clearances to ensure comfort and accessibility for now and the future.

Given its lakeside setting, the design also catered to the family's lifestyle and storage requirements. New carport to store the caravan, with the existing garage updated which stores one car and a boat.
A carefully crafted carport addition and redesigned property entrance complemented the home's new look, enhancing both practicality and privacy with a complementary coastal picket fence.
Designing the home with the bathroom and toilet incorporating livable housing standard and adaptability for future needs such as installing grab rails when needed. Level entry and deck spaces provide smooth transition for any future requirements and aging in place.

Inside, the bathroom, laundry, and powder room were reimagined with updated layouts, finishes and new windows and doors. French doors now open from the living areas, inviting inhabitants to enjoy the new alfresco and the captivating outlook to the lake. This seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living enriches the experience and expands the home's livable space.

Environmental considerations played a crucial role, with challenges like acid sulphate soils, flood zoning, and the need for tree removal and specialised engineering.

Revitalising this home was a rewarding journey, ensuring the homeowners could fully enjoy their retirement by the lake, surrounded by family, and creating countless new memories for years to come.

style: contemporary coastal cottage, AUSTRALIAN Hamptons


halekulani- Lake macquarie waterfront

type: RENOVATION & additions