The quintessential beach home


This classic coastal beach house with views of the ocean presented us with a truly brilliant opportunity. We were eager to expand the home and add to the relaxed, beachside vibe. Based in the south of Sydney, this project was an absolute treat from beginning to end. For this home extension we had two primary objectives. Firstly, to maximise the property space and make the most of the homes position. The second, for the home to act as the perfect parents retreat.

For this home renovation, we were asked to remodel the family home. The home needed to provide both parents and the children with their own living spaces. The plan was to capture the ocean views from the combined bedroom / living room verandah. The brief also required us to incorporate a study, walk in wardrobe and ensuite for the master bedroom.

At MATTBUILD Group, we always carefully plan each project. This project begun by completely stripping the roof. This allows us to be able to build off the external walls and enabled us to double the existing area of the house. Next, we set the large glass windows in the bedroom and installed the verandah bifold doors. This home extension consisted of timber frame construction with horizontal cladding to the exterior walls and a Colorbond roof to compliment the beach theme. 

This evaluation helps to paint a clear picture on the existing property and to highlight what building materials were originally used. This projects v-joint timber panel ceilings were a stand out feature as they worked perfectly with the beach house feeling. The travertine tiles on the verandah also provide an excellent contrast to the internal flooring of Australian mixed hardwood.

The key features of this house renovation included;

  • Merbau posts and handrail
  • Stainless steel rods and cable balustrade
  • Large walk-in robe and bathroom
  • V-Joint timber ceilings
  • Mixed Australian hardwood flooring
  • Travertine tiles to verandah
  • Louvre windows and bifold doors to open out to the verandah

A happy experience for our family. We heartily recommend MATTBUILD and would use them again without hesitation. We miss them!”

From the client

Our passion and commitment to deliver exceptional results is reflected in our building services. Whether it’s a new home build, a renovation or an extension, we take great pride in transforming an old, well-loved structure into something vibrant and new. Contact our team today at or call (02) 9545 1712.