A timeless beach house skilfully renovated from a neglected house above Narrawallee Beach in Mollymook
The Beach House
In 2011, when driving around the Mollymook area, we came across a big, rather ugly house poised above Narrawallee Beach. The house had been for sale for some time and was looking neglected. With an exterior of face brick and oddly spaced brown aluminium windows, we both saw the potential, especially as the site was spectacular.
We decided to leave the footprint of the original house in tact, and clear out the internal division, all the windows and doors and start again. Beautiful windows, doors, decks and detailed cornicing and panelling, all came together creating a timeless family beach house for our family.
We worked to a strict budget and most of the furniture was second-hand. The sofas and chairs were recovered in pre-shrunk cottons, and some of the chairs were covered in patterned fabrics. I stuck with a blue and white theme, which made decisions much easier. I wanted to create a beach house which felt timeless and sentimental.