Located at the end of a quaint street, the site on 81 Hastings Street provides a unique opportunity to deliver ocean glimpses while providing sanctuary. Tasked to design a ‘forever house’ for a young family who love to surf and entertain, it was important that the design was flexible, allowing for potential changes in preferred levels of privacy and intimacy.

Further rounding off the brief was the client’s interest in surfboarding, skateboards, and street art. The meditatively utilitarian routine of loading, unloading, storing and showering after time at the beach is also central to the planning of this unique residence.