Freshwater Beach



When we started Freshwater, the clients had me over for a cup of tea. The wind was lifting ceiling and gusting through 1950’s clinker brick like it was a camp site. I told them I made green houses that looked pretty. To achieve this we clad it all in weatherboard and added huge decks to the pool. In the new kitchen they were willing to have a wood burning oven. This oven heats the house by running hot water through it that then flows to radiators in the main living areas. In summer it can heat dump this hot water into the pool, which is shaded and South facing, so not that warm. We created a whole new entrance and second level to naturally ventilate the house. While it’s my pride and joy that no one has a clue that the house is so sustainable. I think people love it because it feels like a home where people and dogs roam.