Metres from the shoreline, this formerly modest, dark brick house was transformed into a light-filled, luxury residence in 2007.

Commissioned to design internal plans, finishes and fixtures to all areas, including combined lounge and dining, kitchen, study, bedrooms and basement wet areas; SMITH DESIGN STUDIO re-envisaged the house to a palette of oatmeal, white and cream, in harmony with the beauty of its surrounds.

Opening the house to the immaculate natural light, and emphasising natural elements in construction; from waxed, wide board oak flooring, honed travertine and limed timber joinery, SMITH DESIGN STUDIO created a retreat from the city and a liveable family haven.