DOWSET WEEKENDER

The renovation & addition to an old fisherman's cottage at Patonga on the NSW Central Coast.

The old rear additions were removed & a modern new addition put in its place. Instead of trying to mimic the old cottage, the new extension takes its form  scale from the old cottage & puts a modern spin on it. The juxtaposition between the old & new brings out the best in both, highlighting best aspects of each.

The extension consists of an open plan kitchen, living & dining room, with the kitchen remaining in the old section, but completely open & integrated into the new section. The open plan allows the cottage to flow out t the rear deck & backyard, making it perfect for the weekend family getaway.

A new master bedroom is at one end of the new extension, with large windows & sliding doors on both sides. This achieves a light airy feeling, with plenty of cross ventilation to allow the cooling summer seabreezes to flow through.

Street view
Street view

View from Street with original cottage at the front

Addition
Addition

View of the Addition with references to building form & materials

Main bedroom
Main bedroom

Strategic position of windows allows views to both sides from the main bedroom

Side window
Side window

Side highlight window

Rear deck
Rear deck

Rear deck off addition

Bedroom Addition
Bedroom Addition

Master bedroom portion of the addition, reflecting the original buildings form & materials